News from 2016
On 1st March 2017, London’s QEII Centre played host to 500 guests who came together to celebrate and support the work of The Springboard Charity.
Over £55,000 was raised through Saints & Sinners: The Alternative Big Event, which was filled with entertainment from Rockaoke, the London International Gospel Choir and cabaret from Martin Dibben. David Meade hosted the evening’s entertainment of saints and sinners, while exquisite cuisine was provided by Head Chef Jean-Michel Viala and Taste by Leith’s. Conviviality Plc provided the wine.
Springboard’s FutureChef Alumni worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a great night, with FutureChef Alumni Tom Hamblet and Eden Allsworth showing how far they have come thanks to Springboard’s FutureChef initiative. Guests also heard from three Springboard beneficiaries on the night, who had been through the Diageo Learning for Life and Galvin’s Chance programmes.
Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, commented: “We are thrilled with the amount we raised through Saints & Sinners: The Alternative Big Event. The event lived up to its theme, as cabaret combined with gospel choirs and Springboard’s panto cast even made a re-appearance, ‘oh yes they did’! On the night guests dressed to impress, donning horns and halos, and as ever we appreciate all the support that was shown – sinners and saints alike. To Springboard, everyone who continues to attend our events is a saint – we hope to see you all at our future events!”
The evening was sponsored by drp group, Total Jobs, Fairfax Meadow, QEII Taste by Leith’s, Fairfax Meadow, Bidvest, Town & Country Fine Foods and Conviviality Plc. Additionally, the evening was sponsored by Davin Foods, Robinsons Brewery, Nestle Professional, The Bread Factory, Cawston Press, The Palm Beach Casino, Elizabeth Marsh Floral Designs, Off to Work, CKN Printers, London Calling Coffee, Edgars Choice, Critique, Allan’s Catering Equipment Hire and Harri.
All the funds raised go to support a range of Springboard programmes which make a significant impact on people’s lives.
Future highlights on the Springboard events calendar include Springboard’s Scottish Golf Day, Hospitality Sailing Cup and Team Velo Challenge. Springboard’s Ultra Challenge was announced on the night. The Ultra Challenge will feature four races over four years on four continents. Find out more: www.springboard.uk.net/events