Manchester celebs out in force

Manchester's celebs turned out in force to raise money for ActionAid at Sunday's Santa Teresa charity cocktail event.

By Matthew Tyas | 12 September 2012

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Manchester’s celebs turned out in force to raise money for ActionAid at Sunday’s Santa Teresa charity cocktail event at the Yacht Club, Spinningfields.

Coronation Street’s Mikey North, Hollyoaks’ Tom Scurr and James Conway, T4’s Darren Jeffries plus Emma Edmondson and Nadine Merabi enjoyed a Sunday of rum goodness, including mouth-watering Santa Teresa cocktails, rum-infused ice cream by Penelopes and rum cocktail flavoured cupcakes by Hey Little Cupcake. The Meat Shack were cooking up Pabellon Criollo, the national dish of Venezuela, all accompanied by an afternoon full of Brazillian music from DJ Jamie Holmes to get everyone in the mood for dancing.

Donations were made to ActionAid from sales of all Santa Teresa cocktails and food plus the Domingo Fiesta prize draw.

The Yacht Club, inspired by the French Riviera, offers Manchester the perfect slice of escapism; lounge on a large white leather daybed or soak up the rays amongst the palm trees on the outside deck. The chic, elegant bar serves some of the finest cocktails in Manchester, as well as champagnes, wines and ice-cold beers.

Santa Teresa Rum is a beautifully crafted product from Venezuela with over 200 years of production history. Not only a producer of fine rum, they are also huge ambassadors of community investment with a project that employs local ex-offenders and give them a positive lifestyle and a career as well as The Santa Teresa Foundation which is set up to create a model county and increase the prosperity and quality of life for its inhabitants. Santa Teresa is an independent family-owned company, built on more than 200 years of tradition. The Hacienda is located in the Valleys of Aragua, in the heart fo Venezuela. The range is filled with blended and aged luxury rum full of body and taste. 

ActionAid is a charity that works internationally to help countries including South America who may be suffering from hunger, poor or no education, HIV and AIDS as well as creating economic justice.

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