Cocktail Challenge Event 2016 24 November saw the inaugural Clash of the Cocktails event take place at The Faenol Fawr Hotel in Bodelwyddon, St Asaph. Overseen by mixologist Johnny Cocktail, our teams took part in a knock out series of cocktail shaking and making (and sampling!) with trophies awarded to the winners. Keeping guests entertained musically was vocalist Chris Kane, spinning the roulette at the casino, The Event Lounge and performing magic at the tables was Simon Smith. There was the ever popular ‘chocolate box raffle’ with prizes donated by the generous companies of North Wales together with a special auction lot of a helicopter journey, courtesy of The Goddard Family, to and from lunch at Thornton Hall in the Wirral. Thank you to Kirsty Richards, North West Development Group Member and Jo Goddard, Just Imagine Interiors for helping fill the guest list, providing the gift table and introducing many new supporters to Brainwave. The event raised over £3,500 helped by all our contributors and, of course, all our guests who threw themselves into the challenge and produced some fine cocktails! Carole Headley, North West Development Manager said: It was a fantastic inaugural cocktail event, everyone had a wonderful time and we raised over £3,500 which will be used to support a local child to follow a Brainwave Programme. Our thanks to the Goddard family and staff at Faenol Fawr for their support in making this event a great success! Jo Goddard, Just Imagine Interiors said: It was an absolute pleasure to help raise funds for Brainwave, it’s such a worthy cause and we are delighted that a local child will directly benefit as a result. Thank you to everyone involved for making this a great event.