Christine wanted to meet last years' winner of Strictly, Ore Oduba. Just Good Friends went with Christine to have afternoon tea at the world famous Tower Ballroom where Ore Oduba tapped Christine on her shoulder and said 'Could I have this dance with you Christine' . Christine's wish came true, she had no idea and thought she was just coming for afternoon tea. This was achieved with the grateful thanks to the Tower Ballroom and BBC Television.
Maureen and Freda's wish to meet Sir Ken Dodd. With the help of last years lovely Mayor and Mayoress this Wish was achieved when Sir Ken sent a personal invitation to Maureen and Freda to meet him at the Grand Theatre and also to enjoy the show. They had followed Sir Ken Dodds career for over 40 years so this was a fantastic wish come true.
The Dance Troupe Diversity was Bev's wish. Diversity spent 3 days staying at the St Ives Hotel in St Annes teaching members of Just Good Friends a dance routine. This was then performed here in St Annes to a very shocked and excited Bev. Bev also went on to ITV's Surprise Surprise and met Holly Willoughby and was again surprised that the cast of Thriller Live came on to the show and danced for Bev. This fantastic wish was down to Bev's daughter Gemma who contacted the programme and told them about Bev.
This photograph is of our lovely Joyce whose wish was to have a Firemans Lift, this was an easy wish to make come true. We got in touch with the fantastic firefighters who came to visit us to check on fire safety and whilst they were there, of course there was no hesitation in giving Joyce a firemans lift. Joyce's wish came true and she was very excited.
Karen and Margarets wish was to go to the top of Blackpool Tower. Both ladies scared of heights but wanted to combat their fear. Thanks again to Blackpool Tower for allowing their wish to come true. It was scary for them but they did it!!!
Kath and Jenny's wish was to go up in a Hot Air Balloon. Just Good Friends contacted Virgin and this was arranged. It was a little costly but well worth it for the two members who had the time of their lives. It was a little struggle for them to get into the basket so Jenny laid down in the basket as the basket was on its side and as the hot air went into the balloon the basket was lifted up. Then Kath was helped into the basket. Up Up and away they absolutely loved it and said it was so very peaceful up there.
Katie's wished to ride on the back of Motor Racing Champion Carl Fogarty's motor bike. Katie had met Carl many years ago at the TT races and had never forgotten how exciting it was, so I contacted Carl's Manager who said Im sure Carl would love to help. Carl also contacted Triumph who sent a motor bike over. We all met Carl and Katie's wish came true. This is something Katie will never forget in all her life.
Pauline wanted to fly a kite, so when it was the International Kite Festival here in St Annes I arranged this for her with the organisers of the festival. They also gave Pauline a lesson in Kite Flying. This was something Pauline had never done before but was a lovely wish and she flew her kite.