Cardiff VIP Event

For raising awareness and funds of George Thomas Hospice Care

Day: Sunday

Date: 14th February 2016

Time: 18:00 – Late

Location: BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 1JA

3-course dinner & spectacular entertainment


Event information

Sian Gunney and Nicky Piper MBE cordially invite you to an evening of special entertainment food and music.

This promises to be a magical and unforgettable evening. The Valentines extravaganza includes some of the best talent and entertainment Wales has to offer.

Around 2pm we will be letting off a flock of doves (by Lovely Dovey UK).

These will be let off by celebrities and suppliers, which are all giving up their time to this great cause.

(We will arrange a press call for this around 2pm at Cardiff Arms Park. Photos will be sent to press on request)


Event line up

The event opens with the magical Glenda Clwyd on the harp and the vocal styling’s of Wales’ sweetheart Annelies Kruidenier from BBC 1 The Voice 2015.

Magicians will delight and astound the guests as they are taken to their tables where exciting sharing platters have been uniquely created by Spiro’s Fine dining and catering.

Mariclare Carey-Jones TV presenter from Made in Cardiff will guide guests through this evening.

Guests will then be serenaded by some of the hippest music medley brought to you by Sing and Inspire Choir.

Next we welcome Sarah Brown singing sensation to the stage who’s You Tube Acapella versions with ukulele have gone viral making her a social media sensation.
Main courses of traditional yet exciting cuisine loving prepared by Spiro’s Fine dining and catering will be served.

Lee Gilbert then takes to the stage to swoon, tingle and romance the guests with his powerful and unique voice.

Celebrity and high-end prizes can then be won in our auction held by Nicky Piper and Mariclare Carey-Jones to win once in a lifetime prizes, making it a valentine’s ball never to be forgotten.

Raffle & Extra treats and gifts are ready for all guests and always expect the unexpected as we have a few surprises up our sleeves.

South Wales Photo booth are there to ensure props and photos galore are available to capture the memories.

A photographer and videographer will be there to ensure you all get copies online of the event to keep sharing.

Then get ready to hit the dance floor as DJ Dan Willows teams up with Sean Bongo drummer to create a party atmosphere like no other.

All entertainment acts, presenting and music have given up their time and skills free of charge to show support for this event and charity. Including Cardiff Blues and Cardiff Arms Park that have donated a 400 seater VIP marquee for the event.

“We are truly blown away by everyone’s generosity it shows how valued George Thomas Hospice Care is in Cardiff and across Wales. We have also had many companies and individuals approach us to donate raffle, auction prizes and offer gift bag goods. Including many famous local faces that are donating signed goods and also changing plans to attend the event. Including some A’list stars from London and across the UK! ” Sian Gunney (CEO Sian Gunney Consulting SGC) & Nicky Pier MBE (Head of Fundraising & Events George Thomas Hospice Care)

“The great thing about the event is you don’t have to have a date. You can just buy a ticket online and we will seat you on a fun table. The concept surrounds my view on love. That it’s not just about two people it’s about families, parents that would do anything for their children’s happiness, colleagues and clients that care and connections that matter. It’s about people and showing you care. So if you know someone that’s alone this Valentine’s night why not get him or her a ticket and show you care.  This event is for everyone. A lot of groups of friends have organised reunions and have booked tables. It’s a chance to be part of something fun and exciting.” Sian Gunney (CEO Sian Gunney Consulting SGC)


Why am I organising this? :

“I want to create a real Valentines extravaganza an event like no other. As I said before expect surprises!

Why have I organised this event? Well my father  Paul Malcom Gunney (PMG) passed away on the 28th October 2011 to prostate cancer at the age of 59.

At this time both my parents were seriously ill and it was the most difficult time of our lives.

The one organisation that really shone above any other was George Thomas Hospice Care. Myself and the family will always be grateful to Dr Magrid Capel who went above and beyond to shine a light for Dad in the most difficult and darkest days.

I wanted to show my thanks so I decided to sign up to trek the Grand Canyon to Vegas in May 2016 to raise as many funds as possible for George Thomas Hospice Care.  So I decided what better way to start fundraising than to throw an almighty party. If there’s anything I’m really good at it’s this. Especially from my days as CEO of Peacock Media Group (PMG).

So this is in honour of my Daddy and to say thanks to George Thomas Hospice Care.

The reason for it being held on Valentines Day is that love is not just about two people. Love is about friendship, family, colleagues, connections, and groups of people that no matter what will always care and try and help. So this evening on the 14th February 2016 is all about sharing the love.

I work in digital marketing and social media and press often comment on the negativity on social media. However we rarely hear about how many stories, movements, changes and help is offered and given on social media. There are 9 times as many positive examples to every.. one negative. I hope the build up for this event shows people how much love is out there in Wales.

There are 400 seats available and I would love you all to come! You can help by starting to use our event hash tag #LetThereBeLove. “

Sian Gunney Director of Sian Gunney Consulting


How do you get tickets:

Tickets at £55 each

Tables of 10 are £500

You can buy your tickets by clicking here:

Or you can visit George Thomas Hospice and purchase tickets and leave dietary and access requirements there.

George Thomas Hospice Care, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF14 7BF