Monday, 23 November 2009

Jade goes to the Ball!

Esprit's rhythmic gymnast, Jade Faulkner, was invited recently, as part of the British Gymnastics team, to perform at the British Olympic Association's - Gold Ball, staged within the beautiful surroundings of the Natural History Museum, London.

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The star studded sporting event saw Royalty, Olympian's (past and present), and many dignitaries watching the fantastic display.

Performing in the 'Earth' section of the exhibition hall, the girls showed a specially choreographed routine, designed originally for them when they performed at the Breast Cancer UK catwalk fashion display held on the 7th October.

Jade Faulkner (Esprit), along with team mates Francesca Jones (Nene Valley) and Francesca Fox (City of Bath) gave seven stunning performances in the 'Earth' section of the museum performing directly under a five metre diameter suspended globe!

The finale of the Gold Ball also saw the girls performing after the auction, to an audience of 500 guests. Their display, this time at the foot of the main staircase beneath Charles Darwin's statue, received rapturous applause from the many guests, including Olympians Chris Hoy, James Degale, Christine Ohuruogu and Dame Kelly Holmes.

Well done Jade, it must have been great to watch, its shame we couldn't all come and see it!