The launch event for The Halloween Horror Show 2016 took place in the Grand Hotel Brighton this afternoon with many of the tables already sold for the event in October. The Halloween Horror Show, which will take place on Friday 28th October, will be raising valuable funds for The Sussex Beacon – a Brighton based charity offering specialist care and support to people living with HIV.
The theme of the event, which will also be taking place at the Grand Hotel Brighton, was revealed to guests at the launch as a ‘Spectacular Circus of Thrills’. The identity of this year’s celebrity host, who will play the role of an assistant to the ringmaster, is actor, television presenter and member of the boyband ‘Blue’, Duncan James.
Simon Dowe, CEO at The Sussex Beacon, says: “We are really excited to have Duncan taking part in this year’s event. I know that his involvement will take this event to a new level and hopefully raise even more much needed funds for The Sussex Beacon”.
The Halloween Horror Show 2016 will help The Sussex Beacon to raise over £2 million, which it needs to keep its vital services running. Guests of the main event will enjoy a night of entertainment whilst enjoying a three-course Grand Halloween feast followed by dancing until the early hours.
The launch party was attended by the Mayor Elect of Brighton and Hove, Pete West, Baroness Joyce Gould and Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, Peter Kyle. as well as representatives from many local businesses from the city. Guests enjoyed a sneak preview of the events’ entertainment, plus drinks and canapés kindly sponsored by the Grand Hotel, Brighton.
The charity is working with leading entertainment design agency the E3 Group to produce the fundraising Ball. The E3 Group were responsible for the production of last year’s event which raised valuable funds for the charity.