It was a special night for a very special little girl.
The celebs were out in force last night to give Tilly
Lockey a hand.
Stars from the worlds of television and music were
among the guests at the glittering Tilly Lockey Diamond
Ball, at the Hilton Hotel on Gatesheads Quayside.
Dressed in dinner jackets and ball gowns guests at
last night glittering event, got the chance
to bid for bespoke diamond jewellery, unique signed
sport and music memorabilia and celebrity hand prints
to raise money for Tilly, who lives in Tow Law, County
The youngsters dad, Adam, 30, was overwhelmed
to see so many people turn out in support of his little
Its just so amazing to see people bending
over backwards to help someone they dont even
know, he said. We encourage her to thank
all the people that are helping her, and she calls
the money they donate hand coins.
Guests at the swanky diamond-themed ball included
former Big Brother stars Anthony Hutton and Liam McGough
and Bad Lashes singer, Emily McNamee.
They were treated to a special performance by X Factor
star Diana Vickers, who was delighted to help raise
funds for the four-year-old.
Diana said: Im thrilled to be able to
support the Give Tilly a Hand Appeal. Hopefully we
can help to give this wonderful little girl the hands
Each party-goer got the chance to get their picture
taken on a fairytale throne with Tilly on their way
And the youngster, dressed in a pretty pale green
dress, beamed for the camera, as she welcomed guests.
She just loves it, Adam added. She
sees it as one big party.
But its not just about Tilly. We want
to raise awareness and help all meningitis sufferers.
Tillys illness has given us a purpose and we
are going to fight forever to beat meningitis.
In the end, more than £20,000 was raised at
a glittering charity ball.
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