Charities begin to announce face-to-face events as lockdown lifts

25 May 2021 News

Several charities have announced they will be hosting face-to-face fundraising events, as the lockdown restrictions begin to lift.

Boris Johnson, prime minister, has said that the earliest all lockdown measures will lift is 21 June.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families with a seriously ill child, will host its first live fundraising event since the pandemic hit, on 28 June.

Taking place at Royal Windsor Racecourse, the night will include an evening of racing, a drinks reception, a two-course dinner with wine and an opportunity to bid on some exclusive lots in a silent and live auction.

Oonagh Goodman, director of fundraising and marketing at Rainbow Trust, said: “We are so excited to be getting back to live events once again and we know our Race Night will be a wonderful celebration of the fact that people can come together once again and raise money for important causes. 

“For the past 15 months we have adapted our fundraising into virtual events, but it has been an immensely challenging time. This Race Night will be a fantastic opportunity to mark the start of this new chapter and to thank our supporters for all their incredible loyalty since the pandemic began, to ensure Rainbow Trust can continue to be there for families with a seriously ill child.”

NHS Charities Together

The ICON BALL is also among the first major live fundraising events since the Covid-19 pandemic. It is to be held in aid of NHS Charities Together.  

The event will take place at the Landmark Hotel in London, on Friday 23 July 2021.

A whole host of stars from the worlds of TV, music and entertainment will come together on the night to raise funds and make a difference and to watch an iconic performance from music and fashion superstar Grace Jones.

Along with performances from Grace and other special stars, guests will be served champagne and cocktails throughout the night and a three-course dinner served in the Landmark Hotel Ballroom.

Automotive industry charity, Ben

Some charities have announced events for later in the year.

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced that its fundraiser, The Climb, is now set to take place from 30 October to 8 November 2021.

Leaders and future leaders from a number of renowned automotive industry companies will climb one of the world’s most iconic peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise £300,000 for Ben.

The challenge was due to take place in October 2020 however it was postponed due to Covid-19.

Each team has a target to raise a minimum of £50,000 by March 2022, through a range of fundraising events and activities.

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