Over the past year, Broadway has hosted a range of exciting, exclusive events, including Battle for Broadway and our 10th Anniversary Dinner at Merchant Taylors' Hall:
Battle for Broadway
Battle for Broadway was our first ever music fundraising event, hosted on 29th September at Basing House in Shoreditch, raising over £2,000.
Opened by the brilliant Lost Mojos, four fantastic bands then battled it out to become the winner of Broadway's Battle of the Bands 2011 over the course of the evening:
* The Covernotes
* The Scratch Band
* Florida Room
* The Specs
(Photo of each with floating name and photo credit to Sonny Malhotra www.sonnymalhotra.com)
The judging panel included Maggie Crowe (Executive Producer of The BRIT Awards), Robin Bibi (The Robin Bibi Band) and John Maxted (Trustee of Broadway).
One of the many highlights of the evening was the final stellar performance by the headline act, The Robin Bibi Band.
In total, over 200 people attended the event and purchased raffle tickets to show their support for Broadway’s work with homeless people in London. In addition to the funds, the event gave us a wonderful opportunity to connect with new people and raise our profile amongst the bands and their friends, work colleagues and Broadway supporters.
Broadway's 10th Anniversary Dinner
Broadway hosted an exclusive fundraising dinner to celebrate our 10th anniversary on 14th May 2012, which raised almost £25,000 for our work with homeless people.
The dinner was held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, one of the finest livery halls in the City.
The dinner was hosted by Ian Robertson, sports commentator and stalwart of Radio 5 and our guest speaker for the evening was Adrian Moorhouse MBE (Olympic Gold medallist and BBC swimming commentator). Adrian is an official Team GB 2012 Ambassador.
Guests began the evening with a fabulous champagne reception, before being invited down to the banqueting hall for a delicious three course meal.
Throughout the meal, we ran our highly successful silent auction, with prizes including lunch at Coutts and a three night stay at a cottage in Hampton.
The evening also included classical and choral performances and a Diamond Lottery activity facilitated by industry experts, Holts Academy.
Broadway's Chair, Sir Leigh Lewis, gave a passionate speech about our work, as well as launching 'Street to Home' - our short film featuring Phil Spencer, which can be viewed here.
The evening drew to a close after our lively main auction. With prizes ranging from a bike ride with Phil Spencer, to a day at the races and an exquisite diamond necklace, there was much excitement in the room! We were touched by our guest’s enthusiasm and generosity when bidding for the prizes.
Broadway would like to thank Ian Robertson, Adrian Moorhouse MBE, our auctioneer and Holts Academy for supporting the event.
We would also like to thank everyone that attended the event and generously donated auction and raffle prizes. Your support is much appreciated.
Photographs from the evening can be viewed on Broadway's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/broadwaycharity