Take Me Out charity event raises £3,300

Brave bachelor Ant Maddy scores a date with single lady Chantel

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice brings Lincoln’s lonely-hearts together in their search for love

Love was certainly in the air when St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice hosted their ‘Take Me Out’ event on Friday 7th February. Proving to be as popular as its ITV namesake the event raised £3,300 from the sale of tickets, sponsorship and donations.

Playing Cupid and stepping into Paddy McGuinness’ shoes was DJ Flipstones from Lincoln’s community radio station, Siren FM. The 2.5 hour show, held at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, saw 19 hopeful girls and 5 brave men take to the stage in their search for love.

“Take Me Out was such a fun evening to organise and be part of” said Becky Otter, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. “The atmosphere on the night was electric; the participants were very game for a laugh and the audience really got involved, all amounting to a hugely successful night.”

With a spin on the famous ‘no likey, no lighty’ the charity event instead featured balloons with the catchphrase ‘if he doesn’t send you to the moon, pop your balloon’. Like its ITV namesake the show featured party pieces from the brave bachelors which included guitar playing, dancing and skipping.

The night saw 3 of the lovelorn men score a date with only 2 men leaving the show alone. With an impromptu twist on the night, presenter DJ Flipstones was cajoled into taking part and juggled his way to a date with back-flipping single lady Thea. The 4 lucky couples will find out if they are a match made in heaven on their all expenses paid date to Fer…Nandos.

Money raised through ‘Take Me Out’ allows St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to provide care and support to a patient and their family via an in-patient hospice, day therapy centres, bereavement support and welfare support.

Becky said: “I couldn’t be more proud of everyone who helped in putting the show together. A special thank-you must go to the participants who put themselves out there and really got into the spirit of the show, making the night a unique and must-see event!”

Click here to see the fantastic photos courtesy of Brian White

Photograph courtesy of Brian White.

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