Gaskells are extremely proud to have supported this year’s Black Tie and Tiara Ball at Liverpool’s Crowne Plaza hotel on Saturday night.

The ball’s held to raise money for the James Bulger Memorial Trust, which was set up by Denise Fergus, in her son’s name, to help children from deprived backgrounds have a free holiday. This year, more than £32,000 was raised on the night, which is a fantastic amount.

We’re proud to have been a part of the event, and also to have donated a number of prizes, including tickets for Carfest, Ladies Day at the Grand National, and hospitality tickets for a match at Liverpool FC, all of which helped go towards the grand total.

The night itself was fantastic, more than 300 people attended and there were great performances from among others 911, and Amelia Lily.  Joining everyone was Sir Trevor McDonald, at Denise’s side, after the heartbreaking documentary they did together, which was screened on ITV earlier this year. 2018 marks 25 years since James death, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room when a film showing pictures and videos of James was shown. There was also a well deserved standing ovation for Denise Fergus and her family. After all her years of fighting for justice for her son, it was revealed last week the Government has done a U turn and WILL now hold a public inquiry into Jon Venables release.

We have said this before, but everyone at Gaskells has the utmost respect and admiration for Denise and her family. We are extremely proud to have been a part of this year’s Evening for James.

Read more on the James Bulger Memorial Trust here