What a week I had last week. Three events in three days. It’s safe to say I spent the weekend sleeping, but I did end the week on an amazing event – Dawn O’Porter’s Best Friend Ball. I was lucky enough to be invited to this sold out event by supporter Andrex® Washlets®. Dawn organised this brilliant charity ball in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The venue was at Bush Hall, Dawn had giant “Boobs” (the word not actual boob) in lights and the room was full of girls glammed up to the nines, including several survivors.
Dawn roped in her hubby Chris O’Dowd to host the raffle through the night as well as running a kissing booth to help raise some more cash – it’s safe to say he was mobbed, I saw one girl make him eat a pie with her for a photo – it was all for a good cause though.
There were special performances from Sophie Ellis Bextor, Kate Nash and Melanie C, as well as an incredible guy who was Dawn’s uni friend. I could seriously listen to him all night. It was great to see Mel C back performing, she has such an amazing voice and it was incredible to see her perform live.
The highlight of the evening however, has to be when Abandonman performed. An Irish rapping comedian. He invited my friend Gina up on stage to join in his song about party food. Firstly he asked her what her name and favourite party food was, to which she screamed her name. He eventually got her to understand what he needed and her reply was quiche. He then rapped about quiche until he asked her to share her name one more time and she shouted “QUICHE!”. We then managed to grab Chris O’Dowd who called her quiche. Gina will now always be known as quiche. Check out the videos below.
We received a lovely goodie bag from Andrex with the Washlets, pink butterfly toilet roll and an Andrex puppy! It also included a copy of the new book The Booby Trap edited by Dawn O’Porter in aid of breast cancer charities. The book is a collection of stories, with famous authors and celebrities including Caitlin Moran, Chris O’Dowd, Jameela Jamil, Sarah Millican, Mareen Johnson, Laura Dockrill and Marian Keyes. A book review will be coming shortly, but in the meantime you can purchase your copy at Amazon. The book is a great way to help raise funds for this important cause, plus you get a great read!