Gogglebox stars will attend air ambulance ball


Stars of hit Channel 4 reality TV show, Gogglebox, will attend the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) upcoming ball.  The Moffatt family, featuring Scarlett Moffatt, mum Betty and dad Mark, from Bishop Auckland, will support the charity’s Big Top Ball held at the Grand Marquee, Wynyard Hall, County Durham, on May 16.  The family hold the charity close to their hearts after Scarlett’s cousin, Marc Reed, was saved by the charity in August 2013.

Stars of hit Channel 4 reality TV show, Gogglebox, will attend the Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) upcoming ball. 

The Moffatt family, featuring Scarlett Moffatt, mum Betty and dad Mark, from Bishop Auckland, will support the charity’s Big Top Ball held at the Grand Marquee, Wynyard Hall, County Durham, on May 16. 

The family hold the charity close to their hearts after Scarlett’s cousin, Marc Reed, was saved by the charity in August 2013.  

Mr Reed, of Hunwick, was hit by a taxi on Newton Cap Viaduct in Bishop Auckland. GNAAS doctor, Mike Davison, treated his catastrophic injuries and saved Mr Reed who continues to recover.

Miss Moffatt said: “I can’t stress to people enough how important the air ambulance is and it is entirely funded by the public.” 

ITV news anchor, Pam Royle, will host the annual ball which raises thousands of pounds every year to support the charity’s three air ambulance helicopters.

Ms Royle, who is a patron of GNAAS, said: “We always have such a great night and I’m sure this one will be no different. It’s a wonderful theme. Don’t miss out.”

Thirteen young people from the Kathleen Davis Stage School in Sunderland will perform an acrobatic dance, alongside former pupil Emma-Louise McRoy, who is a dancer, contortionist and hula-hoop artist. Darlington clown Tommy Bungle, aka Malcolm Singleton, and Marko’s Circus Workshop, of Middlesbrough, will also make part of the line-up.

Attendees can enjoy a drinks reception, three-course meal, disco, silent disco, circus games and sideshows. A raffle and auction will also take place.  

Tickets cost £60 and are still available by calling GNAAS on 01325-487263 or visit gnaas.co.uk/shop 

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