SeeAbility’s recent fundraising dinner held within One Great George Street‘s Great Hall was a huge success; achieving a magnificent total of £90,000.
The sum will support SeeAbility’s Children in Focus Campaign which transforms eye care and vision for children with disabilities. It will fund 1,058 specialist sight tests in SeeAbility’s pilot special schools located in London, Buckinghamshire and Durham.
The evening was organised by SeeAbility’s Philanthropy Manager Liz Johnson and hosted by broadcaster and writer Jules Hudson. Mr Hudson recently visited one of SeeAbility’s pilot schools to see the specialist sight testing work for himself.
Over 180 guests enjoyed the sparkling event in Westminster. A champagne reception kicked off the proceedings followed by a three course dinner including dishes such as this delicious salmon starter. A lively auction incorporating prizes kindly donated by many organisations was then followed by dancing to the fantastic live band.
It was fitting that the event was held at award-winning accessible venue One Great George Street – a venue which has itself pioneered accessibility in historic venues and is continuing its commitment to accessibility. The venue has an excellent reputation for hosting successful events for not-for-profits such as AGM meetings, fundraising gala dinners, awards ceremonies and drinks receptions to name a few, and offers tailored rates and packages to suit NFP client requirements. SeeAbility took advantage of the complimentary fundraising prize of a luncheon at the venue’s onsite Brasserie One. The prize is offered to not-for-profits who book a new catered event at the venue, and congratulations go to Sarah Cutcliffe who was the lucky winner of the luncheon prize on the night.
Regarding the event, SeeAbility’s Philanthropy Manager said:
One Great George Street was chosen as the venue for our event because The Great Hall has a real “wow!” factor. The rooms are spacious and allowed us to increase our guest numbers. Once we had booked we realised what a great choice we had made – this is the fourth dinner dance type event I have arranged for SeeAbility and the food tasting was the best so far! Our event co-ordinator was so helpful and was even there on the day of our event – again a first.
Liz Johnson, Philanthropy Manager, SeeAbility