PLG 18 06 Oscar themed charity ball to raise money for British Red Cross

July 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Lancashire’s glitterati will be out in force at an Oscar-themed charity ball, organised by leisure entrepreneurs John and Vicki Morphet, to raise money for the British Red Cross.

Vicki Morphet, marketing director of Pure Leisure Group, will host this year’s charity event at their Milnthorpe home on the 8th July 2006 in the annual fundraising extravaganza.

Sponsored by Lancaster’s prestigious jewellers Banks Lyon, North Lancashire and the Lake District’s exclusive suppliers of Cartier watches, the charity ball includes a much anticipated charity auction.

Hosted by Hollywood star Emma Samms, who famously played Fallon in Dynasty, and more recently appeared in UK drama Holby City, the auction promises to be full of true Hollywood glitz and glamour.

Highlight of this year’s auction is an exclusive Cartier Pasha watch, donated by Banks Lyon, and guaranteed to give some Hollywood glamour to its wearer’s wrist.

Vicki Morphet commented: “The Red Cross is a fantastic charity that enables people from around the world to cope with natural disasters and conflicts and helps them to recover and move on to rebuild their lives.

“We are very excited about the ball and are positive that people will be as generous as possible for such a vital charity.”

At last year’s James Bond-themed charity ball, Pure Leisure Group raised a massive £12,200 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Emma Samms will be available for interview on the red carpet before the start of the Morphets’ Oscars ball. To arrange an interview, or for more information on Banks Lyon Jewellers, please contact Ben Samuelson or Charlie Kemp at Samuelson Wylie (0207 631 2415) or
For more information on the Pure Leisure Group: Vicki Baxter or Sarah Hooley at Bell Pottinger North (01625 506444) or

Notes to Editors

Pure Leisure Group
The Pure Leisure Group is owned by UK based leisure entrepreneur John Morphet.

The UK locations of the caravan and lodge parks he owns are:

Fell End Caravan Park, Hale, near Milnthorpe
Hall More Caravan Park, Hale, near Milnthorpe
South Lakeland Leisure Village, Borwick, near Carnforth
Billing Aquadrome, Northampton
Cogenhoe Mill, Northampton

The Pure Leisure Group also has three developments overseas:

Olive Grove Park, Limnatis, Cyprus located in a traditional Cypriot village set amongst Almond and Olive groves just 15 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan town of Limassol.
Marbella Gun and Country Club, Spain - where an initial development of timber lodge holiday homes is nearing completion.

Royal Westmoreland, Barbados - a luxurious 500 acre estate with a world class golf course offering a choice of magnificent, newly built villas in a selection of sizes and styles - from two to four bedrooms, to larger Premium Villas and grand, individually-styled Exclusive Villas.

Banks Lyon Jewellers

Banks Lyon Jewellers are unique between Manchester and Glasgow in that they are the only authorised retailer with the complete portfolio of top watch brands (Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Omega, TAG-Heuer, Gucci) all available in one location.
Banks Lyon will be celebrating their twenty first birthday this year with Rodney having founded the business in 1985.
Rodney Banks Lyon is the Managing Director of Banks Lyon Jewellers Ltd, one of the very few owners of such a quality business still working on the shop floor dealing with his clients.
Rodney is also a highly qualified gemmologist, and diamond grader having studied with the HRD (Hoge Raad voor Diamant or Diamond High Council) of Antwerp.