Guests from around the region came out in style last Friday to honour Granada Reports legend Lucy Meacock at a special ‘Audience With….’ charity luncheon.
Watch above as we take you to the event and chat with Lucy and those who attended.
The glittering event, which was hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, celebrated Lucy’s thirty-year anniversary presenting Granada Reports.
Over 270 guests were treated to a delicious lunch in the beautifully dressed Grace Suite which had been decked out in a sumptuous spring theme courtesy of the Festive Events Company.
A host of local dignitaries and well-known celebrities including Lucy’s co-host Tony Morris, Andy Cooke, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Steve Rotheram, Colin McKeown, Rebecca Ferguson, Liz McLarnon, Gillian Kearney and Tina Malone enjoyed a super-glamorous afternoon with entertainment from The Voice’s Holly Ellison and a candid interview with the lady herself.
Speaking exclusively to Pete Price, Lucy shared some fascinating insights from her thirty years at Granada Reports and paid homage to some of the more sensitive Liverpool based stories she had worked on over the years, including Denise Fergus and Marie McCourt who also joined Lucy for her special day.
The event, which was organised by Carolyn Hughes PR also raised over £15,000 for Radio City’s Cash For Kids charity, with generous gifts and donations from a number of local businesses including a £1,000 Blossom Pendant from Boodles, bespoke artwork by John McCelland, EFC and LFC signed shirts and luxury goodie bags and vouchers courtesy of Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar and Electric Hair.
Lucy said “I cannot believe it has been 30 year’s. Those years have flashed by in the blink of an eye. It is wonderful to share such a special occasion today with so many of my favourite people and to remember some memorable moments. I am grateful to everyone in the North West for inviting me into their homes for over three decades”
Carolyn Hughes, CHPR said “I knew Lucy would be a perfect ‘Audience with’ but she has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Thanks to the Festive Events Company for making Lucy’s Lunch look absolutely memorable and to the Hilton team for fantastic food and service. Thanks to Carole Clare and the team at Cash for Kids and to everyone who supported the event on the day”
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