Christmas Cracker 2016 The Festive Season was in full swing at our fundraising event in Manchester on 1 December 2016. Guests soaked up the atmosphere with a glass of prosecco, whilst representatives from Clarins Skincare, Stella & Dot Jewellery and Roja Perfumes circulated demonstrating their beautiful, high-end products. A singer performed during the main course and once the sharing platter of chocolate fondue was served it was time for the raffle. Guests pulled crackers with each other – of course some of them contained prizes as well as the traditional novelty hat and motto. This proved popular as other diners at the restaurant also bought crackers and added to the money raised. The lights were bright, the music loud and the food and drink indulgent…..well, ‘tis the Season to be jolly! Thank you to Jake at Neighbourhood Restaurant for all his assistance on the night and to all contributors, guests and the generous companies who donated raffle items. Finally, a huge thank you to Lindsay Wise from Irwin Mitchell in Manchester, who very kindly sponsored the event. The event raised over £2,000 and will help families follow the Brainwave Programme. Carole Headley, North West Development Manager said: We know how to have a good time in Manchester and this evening was no different, it was fun, loud and entertaining. Lindsay Wise, Irwin Mitchell and North West Development Group Member said: It’s always fun at a Brainwave event and we are delighted to help raise vital funds to support local children follow a Brainwave Programme.