When we decided to run a night with some music to raise some money, we were nervous that we could pull it off. But as we’ve learnt over the last four years – you just need to have faith in volunteers and people’s willingness to support a good cause.
After a lot of work, and a lot of help, we had a fantastic night of entertainment that raised a massive £47,750 to support our work in Cyprus. And then when it was all done a generous donor topped the total up to £50,000! This will make a huge difference to shattered lives.
We had an iconic London venue – The Bedford – who not only provided the space for free and have the best staff in South London but their parent company also sponsored the night with a generous cash donation.
Our dedicated organising committee included Ade Meehan of Soho Radio and Philippa Brown of PHD Media who secured some fantastic prizes for our auction and raffle. Performers Tony Moore and Nick Kidney were critical in making the music happen.
And then we had a huge team of volunteers on the night who helped to run things smoothly. In all, over 100 people gave their time for free and over 300 people bought tickets or contributed generously to the final total.
And none of it would have been possible without the driving force behind it all, trustee and all round superstar Eve Linieres.