What a great night enjoyed by everyone at the Stadium of light in Sunderland raising money for CHUF; a great cause for anybody to give to! David Barker organised this event with his son Jake in mind. All the care and support he and his partner Rachel have had from Freeman’s Hospital in helping them and their son Jake.
With that in mind David set out to have an event and to raise money to say thank you….and he succeeded. Apart from locals, many Leeds photographers had reached there to cover the event.
He invited live acts, The Risk from X Factor fame, local singing sensation and her partner Tom, The Lauren Waine Duo, the amazing gorgeous May Arcade, the internet sensations, a young singer Bryn Haswell who was amazing, and last but certainly not least, The Reet Hot Chilli Peppers who closed the event in spectacular fashion.
And he also had a Q&A session with the Sunderland coach and ex player Gary Ball, and another ex player Darren Williams. This session did broach the subject of managers, and who should play, but who would have known that within 24 hours of this event Martin O’Neill would be part of SAFC history and the new guy in charge would be Paulo Di Canio…no salutes please! The event was worth attending, though it made me skip one of the routine DSLR photography courses.