With the evening sun casting long shadows across the lawns and buildings around The Square, over 180 visitors were welcomed to Rossall for what promised to be a fantastic night of good food, fellowship, fundraising and bucket loads of fun.
Wanting to continue supporting worthwhile charities on our doorstep, Rossall Rose Society were touched by the efforts made by The Boathouse Youth. This organisation works with children and young people from deprived areas across Blackpool to help tackle the challenges they face in day to day life. The charity aims to facilitate a safe space to improve mental well being, offer a variety of physical, creative and educational programmes to help the young people become the best version of themselves through increasing their aspirations and relationships; an ethos very dear to Rossall’s heart.
At a drinks reception held in Big School, we heard a very moving address from one young person who owes such gratitude to the support and sanctuary the BHY has offered in what is an extremely challenging life.
After a full course inspection, the jockeys weighed in the were totes opened for an amazing evening of good food, fine refreshments and fantastic entertainment in the Dining Hall, compared by a well known comedian Mr Joey Blower, who encouraged race goers to empty their pockets with a smile across their face. A surprise guest appearance from Steven Hall, a comedic dancer who reached the final of series 5 of Britain’s Got Talent. A ‘willing’ member from each table was invited by Joey to join Steven on the stage and support him in the final part of his act. Whilst Steven is extremely funny and entertaining, their contribution just raised the bar!
After the final race and the course had been cleared, the Rossall Rose Society are thrilled to be able to donate £7000 to The Boathouse Youth in their continued efforts to support and inspire young people in Blackpool.