A few weeks ago, I wrote about an event I was helping to organise with a fantastic group of people who are a part of the Marie Curie Camden fundraising chapter.
We had a night of music, comedy and raffle prizes planned and it looked to be coming along strong.
But, we had no idea just how strong it would be! In the end, more than 130 people came through the doors of the Fiddler’s Elbow music pub near Chalk Farm on the night of the 3 December – they braved the cold, the winter blues and missing Strictly and the X Factor to come and see some amazing bands and help raise funds for a great cause.
The evening started with some tunes from the lovely Jamie Gordon, who got the venue buzzing. The highly mesmerizing Holly Walker followed, leaving many people thoroughly absorbed in her tunes. We were then entertained by the rib-tickling singing comedian Jacky Wood, before our special guests of the night – the incredible We Were Evergreen – hit the stage. Their blend of funky, chilled out tunes and super sharp vocals propelled the night into one to remember and they certainly gained some new fans. The evening ended off with a great set from Kings of the City, who finished things off with a bang.
And, I can’t forget the raffle. Throughout the night we sold tickets for some amazing items that some lucky people got to take home. All this would not have been possible without the help of those who donated things, so I would like to say thank you to the following people for their generous contributions: Robert Dyas, Dramatic Whisky, The Whisky Exchange, Virgin Wines, Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Rum & Sugar Bar and Restaurant, La Clandestine, Book Warehouse Camden, JP Pharmacy, Belsize Frutiers, Belsize Kitchen, Le Pain Quotidien, T-Mobile Camden, Triyoga, Suits Direct, Camden Mirrors and Charlie’s (our group’s president) mum and aunt for donating a private yoga class and a neck massage, respectively.
Phew! That’s lots of thanks.
But I also, of course, want to thank all of the people that came out and made it a truly spectacular evening! In total, we raised more than £1000 that night, which was then DOUBLED by the Big Give project to leave us with a grand final donation to Marie Curie of £2,100.
It was our first event as a group and I’m so happy to have been a part of it and to have seen so many happy faces coming through the door, making sure it was a success!
Thank you so much and happy holidays to you all!