Local mum, Sarah Bradley is organising a Prom for grown ups on 25th November at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire. She had the idea for the prom when she was invited to watch the young leaders from her local Bollington Brownie Group that she volunteered with arriving at their leavers ball. Sarah says “ I was amazed, it was such a big spectacle, with teenagers dressed to the nines arriving in sports cars, on horseback and even in a helicopter! We never had anything like that when I was at School”.
Party go-ers will be treated to an authentic prom experience, with a red carpet drinks reception, a delicious 3 course meal, fantastic live band The Naked Covers, plus a few surprises that other members of the community are helping her to achieve. Sarah has also been helped by local businesses IWP Communications and I Am Print, who designed and printed all the promotional literature for the Prom, and other businesses have donated prizes for a Christmas Gift Raffle that will take place on the night.
Sarah is aiming to raise over £1,500 in total for The Miscarriage Association, for her charity place in next year’s Virgin London Marathon. Having struggled for 5 years to start a family, local business woman Sarah and her husband Stefan were over the moon to find they were expecting a child in 2014, only to find out at the 12 week scan the devastating news that her baby hadn’t survived. Sarah turned to running to cope with her loss, and finally fell pregnant in 2015 with the help of IVF treatment at the Hewitt Fertility Centre in Knutsford. She has a little boy, Samuel who is now 17 months old.
Commenting on the tragic loss of her first baby, Sarah says “ With one in four pregnancies ending in miscarriage, it is sadly such a common thing, but no one seems to talk about it. My husband Stefan and I were totally devastated when it happened to us, we were completely blindsided – it was comforting to know we had the support of The Miscarriage Association when we needed it most, and that we weren’t alone. I’m raising this money because I want to help The Miscarriage Association to help other families that have to cope with the devastating loss of a baby”.
The Miscarriage Association offers support to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy. They believe that anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy has the care, support and information that they need.
So whether it’s a powder blue tuxedo, poufy ball gown or slinky miniskirt, partygoers dressed to the nines are sure to relive their high school fantasy — and this time without having to sneak booze into the punch bowl.
For more information about the event, and to buy tickets go to – https://thepromyouneverhad2017.eventbrite.co.uk