ELEGANT EVENT

Rebecca Jayne Johnson and Clare Harvey, who have organised a fundraising event for the neonatal unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Rebecca Jayne Johnson and Clare Harvey, who have organised a fundraising event for the neonatal unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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IT’S a good job these sisters-in-law get on well.

They will soon be working together as they have set up an events company called 2Elegant.

And their first event will be a charity evening, to raise money to help pay for care for local poorly babies.

Clare Harvey and Rebecca Jayne Johnson will be holding the Winter Wonderland night in December, in aid of the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The event promises to be a fun-filled family variety show, with special guest Tony Adkins, who was Simon Cowell’s bodyguard.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and will be used directly on the unit.

Clare, 26, who lives in Bispham, said: “This is the first year we have held this event and we are really excited.

“Originally we didn’t know what charity to pick, but I was born prematurely and was on the unit so it’s something which is close to my heart.

“We wanted to do something a bit different so came up with a Winter Wonderland theme.”

The claims handler at Auto Indemnity added: “My husband Chris is a graphic designer, so he has done all the posters which has been fantastic.

“I really want to do events as my career.

“I enjoy it and I’m currently doing a home course with the Open University in Events Management.

“It’s difficult to manage an event when we are both working full-time, but we are committed and spend most our weekends arranging it.”

Hairdresser Rebecca, 20, who lives in Thornton, said: “We set up as 2Elegant this year because we really wanted to do events together. We know lots of people who have used the Neonatal Unit so we wanted to raise money for it.

“I’ve put on shows in the past so I have the experience side of things, and Clare is doing the course so will have the academic side of things covered, so we think we’ll work together well.

“It’s a variety show with lots of entertainment. I’m really confident the event will go well, especially as we are working together. It’s brought us a lot closer because we spend so much time together.

“We’re both very passionate about events. We definitely want to do more events together and are thinking of doing something around Valentine’s Day.

“Overall, we have sold around 200 tickets and people can come and pay on the door.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 6, at the Marine Hall, in Fleetwood, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets cost £5. For more details, call Clare on 07966 840 497 or Rebecca Jayne on 07891 723 048.