Posted: 01 / 07 / 2024

Music stars Emeli Sandé, Dane Bowers and Damage united on Thursday 27th June for the Colour Ball, raising over £200,000 for disadvantaged young people who are supported by the Sedulo Foundation.

Hosted by actress and TV presenter Sally Lindsay, the annual showpiece event latook place at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester with famous names including Coleen Rooney, Sally Lindsay, Tina O’Brien, Ricky Hatton, Claire Sweeney and Andy Whyment in the audience.

Also in the audience included other household names, such as Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Kelvin Fletcher and Seema Malhotra. 

In an action-packed evening, Read All About it hitmaker Emeli Sande had the crowd on their feet with a selection of smash-hits, while Dane Bowers and Damage – who have sold an impressive four million records worldwide – brought the energy as the capacity crowd danced the night away. 

There were further performances from Ben Ofoedu and Angie Brown, before Andreas Martinez hosted an after-party which included Corrie stars Tina O’Brien and Andy Whyment revelling into the early hours. 

Since launching in 2022, the Sedulo Foundation – the charitable arm of Sedulo –  has supported more than 2,500 young people by providing school essentials, sanitary products and delivering gifts to underprivileged children at Christmas. The initiative was launched by Sedulo founder Paul Cheetham- Karcz.

 After raising a further £200,000 on Thursday night, with business leaders from across the country in attendance, the Sedulo Foundation has now accumulated an impressive £350,000 since its launch. 

Cathryn Wright, Chair of the Sedulo Foundation, said:

“I have to thank the musicians, business leaders and celebrities who donated their time and resources to put on another incredible night. 

“The Sedulo Foundation is making a huge difference across the country, and we are committed to doing even more. The £200,000 raised will help us achieve our goals and transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.”

Paul Cheetham-Karcz, founder of Sedulo and the Sedulo Foundation (pictured above), said:

“The Sedulo Foundation is making a big impact in the areas it operates and the star-studded fundraiser will allow us to carry on this work. It was a very special event and all of us are grateful to everyone who took part.”

Commenting on the Sedulo Foundation Colour Ball, Coleen Rooney, said: 

“It is a real privilege to have been invited, and I am so glad I was able to be part of it. It is a fantastic cause.”

The highlights from the Colour Ball 2024…