Life: Hold Em 4 Charity | Great Gatsby Charity Poker Night

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend my first ever full-on blogging event, a Great Gatsby themed charity poker night sponsored by Ladbrokes and brought to life by the amazing Search Labs. When I got the invite, I’d only ever played poker a few times under the influence of a few glasses of wine so I didn’t really know what I was doing, but with £500 towards your chosen charity up for grabs, how could I resist?!

The event was held at the Double Tree Hilton in Leeds, so I met up with fellow bloggers Lucinda, Alex and Lucy for a bite to eat and a cocktail beforehand. As we arrived we were greeted with champagne in the Sky Lounge which had fantastic views of the city, and we all had a little chat before we made our way into the main event and found a seat at one of the three poker tables.

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Photo courtesy of Search Labs

At the beginning I was doing alright, and I thought, hey, maybe I’m quite good at poker after all. I got a few good hands but I wasn’t very good at bluffing so once the good hands ran out, so did my luck! Obviously I was rubbish at poker really but I did stay in the game for a fair amount of time so I wasn’t too bad and I still had an amazing time. We were also treated to some wine and nibbles throughout the night which was lovely.

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Photo courtesy of Search Labs

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Someone from my original table ended up winning, Bryony was brilliant (and also had a one of the best outfits of the night), and has since decided to donate her £500 winnings to Yorkshire Cat Rescue.

I had such a good time at the Hold Em 4 Charity Poker Night, thank you so much to Search Labs and Ladbrokes for putting the night on and I can’t wait for the next one!

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  • This looks like it was such a fun night! x

  • Aww this looks lovely! 🙂 I’ve never played poker, tbh I’ve never really played any card games either!

    eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

  • jodie.keith

    This looks amazing! I would have absolutely loved to get all dressed up Gatsby style!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x