Great Gatsby Charity Dinner & Dance Event 2016
15th October 2016 saw Focus Leukaemia launch their Great Gatsby Charity Dinner and Dance. There were over 600 tickets available for the bash, and because of the reputation of previous events organised by the Focus Leukaemia, Singh4Samrick and Silver Fox Pictures - the event was soon sold out!
The night started at 6:30pm and was strictly a black tie event and the visitors did not disappoint. All inspired by the famous Great Gatsby, we saw some fabulous suits, dresses and fancy hair pieces and accessories. The event was held at the Royal Banqueting Suite in Wolverhampton - the rooms and props looked amazing throughout but more importantly at the entrance was the Delete Blood Cancer stand where the volunteers there were taking swabs. The people there were great, very friendly and joined in with the laughter. The swabs are important and as well as fundraising is what this event is all about - having a swab, means potentially more stem cell donors could be found especially with only 6% of all registered donors on the DKMS donors list are from black or asian backgrounds.
The Great Gatsby Charity was soon in full flow and the dinner was being served - a 3 course meal provided by Five Rivers in Walsall. The night was hosted by Sukhi Bart (TV Presenter) and DJ Manny (#BookTheBeard) and the music was provided by Kudos. The night had everything, and live entertainment from Russell Shaun who played some very funky and very fitting music to the Great Gatsby night, there was also a live act from the Funki Feathers. The Shades band also didnt disappoint and truly got the mood flowing and everybody up on the dancefloor. Music from DJ AJD and live vocals from the amazing Aman Hayar and Angej Ali. It was a great lineup and nobody was disappointed with either the food or entertainment.
On the night there were also some great memorabilia for sale in the silent and public auction. Sporting icons like Muhammed Ali, Pele, Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi thrown in with Adele, Oasis and many many more. The auction like in our other events has been really popular and did manage to raise alot of funds towards the evening.
Towards the end of the night the presentation was made - all of the fundraising totals from throughout the year was added to the raffles, auctions and The Great Gatsby Dinner & Dance - the Focus Leukaemia team with the help of others raised a total of £55,000 towards Delete Blood Cancer UK.
Focus Leukaemia, Singh4Samrick and Silver Fox Pictures all came together for The Great Gatsby Dinner & Dance but the effort of so many has been so appreciated. Focus Leukaemia would like to thank Barclays Bank for their generous donation and the same to Nisa, a big thank you to Ace Drinks SL, Five Rivers, Venue Diva and the Royal Banqueting suite for their help on the night. Thank you to City Design and Print for all the print and programmes, Thank you to Kudos for providing the music for the evening, Thank you to our partner Baxters. Always a big thank you to J&N Superfood Stores and Drinks for Less but a big special thank you goes to Delete Blood Cancer, for the support to us, Samrick and many thousends of other people - without you the world would be worse place.
Till the next one......