Fundraising committees and events
The organisers of this hard working committee, Charles and Sheila Clore and Peter Hasenson have substantially upgraded and expanded this event, attracting over 200 competitive participants to play duplicate and rubber bridge and raising over £30,000. The date set for the next event is 11th May 2014.
Literary Lunch Committee
This well established committee under the chairmanship of Susan Bentata, has grown from strength to strength. They have held prestigious events at first class venues in London.High profile speakers have included Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson, Tracy Chevalier, Fay Weldon, Edwina Currie to name a few. Last November 260 guests attended at Claridge’s to hear Deboarah Moggach the well known author and screen writer speak of her visits to the Home where she was inspired to write “The Foolish things” on which the hit movie “The Best Marigold Hotel”was based. The search is on for another high profile speaker for 2014
The Business Group
This committee was launched in 2011, with over 90 business professionals in attendance to hear speaker David Tyler, Chairman of Sainsbury and Logica. In April this year second event was held at Claridge’s with Mark Sebba CEO of NET-A-PORTER, the world’s leading fashion website. Mark explained how he helped take the business from a successful start-up to a mature expanding business with a substantial infrastructure.
Nightingale Youth Committee
The JFS students have supported Nightingale with a variety of events over the last 6 years. The current sixth form students are in their final year and will be moving to university this September. During the course of 2 years they have carried out number of events to raise funds for the Homes. Their last event was in December where 6 members took on a challenge to walk 13 miles from Radlett to Edgware Station through wintry rain and raised £800 from their efforts. We are looking forward to gaining another group from sixth form so that they can continue the good work founded by our students.
Hammerson House Garden Party
The Hammerson House Garden Party on 14th July themed “Bastille Day “ with Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph and Edward Green jeweller Edward Green, the former managing director of Mappin & Webb and president of Asprey USA. More than 230 joined family and friends to celebrate France’s national day. Guests were entertained with live music whilst enjoying a delicious french style tea and picking up bargains from the variety stalls placed in the lounge and garden.
Over 400 visitors enjoyed a day of fun with a wide range of activities including Punch & Judy, train ride, petting zoo, face painting and a great choice of food on the grounds of Nightingale House. Huw Edwards the news broadcaster declared the event open and spent the afternoon talking and joking with visitors, residents and staff. A special book was launched consisting of 40 residents life stories edited by Rica Infante– please support this initiative by buying a book!
Winter Supper Quiz
This has become a popular event attracting over 130 people to Nightingale House. Run by Helen and Anthony Spiro and Alexander and John Dembitz, it is an evening of fun which brings out a great competitive spirit from the participants. Beat the winter blues and do come and join in the fun at our next quiz on 8th December 2013.
An inaugural High Tea event was held at Nightingale House on 14th April where residents and guests were entertained by a harpist whilst they enjoyed scones, sandwiches and High tea delights. After the success of the “High Tea” the committee are holding a Magic Supper with top magicians from the Magic circle, it’s going to be a magical evening, everyone is most welcome.
The Young Nightingale Committee
The launch of this committee took place in May 2011 with a Pub quiz in Clapham, compered and entertained by comedian David Schneider, due to the popularity of this successful event, David ran another quiz last October where almost100 people returned to support the Home and raising funds. A Casino Night was also held at Opal Bar in the West End, where players enjoyed gambling their chips on Roulette and Black Jack. A DJ entertained the guests with a great choice of music.
The 30th Super Annual Golf Tournament, organised by Maurice Edward and John Austin was again a sell out with 22 teams participating in the tournament. Held on the greens of the spectacular Coombe Golf Club, this event is open to all keen golfers who whilst raising money for Nightingale Hammerson have a chance to show off their handicap and network. Come and join us on 20th May 2014 at Coombe Hill Golf Club and be a winner!
Why not start your own Nightingale Hammerson fundraising committee in your area?
Contact Ruby Fernandes on 020 8673 3495 for more details.
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The work we do would not be possible without your support
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