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On Saturday 22nd September Norwich and Central Norfolk held a Ball at the De Vere Dunston Hall Hotel to raise awareness about mental health difficulties and raise funds. Frank Bruno who has Bipolar came to support the event by posing for photos and giving an interview on stage with Trisha Goddard who is a patron of Mind. The evening was a great success and the charity raised a good amount of funding from the event.
I asked if we could have a photo with Frank Bruno with the volunteers. We volunteered on the night to help welcome guests as they arrived to the event and sell raffle tickets to raise money. We all had lovely blue t-shirts for the event. We also had a fantastic meal.
I had several photos taken with Frank, he is a lovely warm person, really friendly and has a great sense of humor, he really made me laugh and I am pleased I had the opportunity to meet him.
This is a picture of the event before the guests arrived. The event was held in a marquee in the Dunston Hall grounds. It looked great. We also had a stand with Mind information.
This is Paola the Inclusion Manager, myself and one of the volunteers at the event having a good time.
Trisha Goddard interviewing Frank Bruno on stage. The interview was really good and Frank talked about his mental health difficulties and answered questions from Trisha and the guests. He had everyone laughing, his humor is brilliant and to make people smile is a great gift.
Peter Gianfrancesco who is the Chief Executive of Norwich Mind also gave a speech at the event and was pleased the event was a great success.
Guests at the Event
We had to leave the event early but I had a great time and really enjoyed it. Later on there was music and dancing and a singer Dominic Uppiah.
Frank and me having a laugh. I was not even ready for this photo, the photographer just took it as we were laughing so much. My arm looks like a matchstick compared to Franks hand, he is a big friendly guy. Below some more pictures I took.