London Question of Sport Raises over £66,000!
The KidsOut London Question of Sport evening raised over £66,000 on Thursday 10thMay to provide fun and happiness in the lives of disadvantaged children in the London area!
Last Thursday over 350 business men and women visited the 5* Royal Lancaster Hotel for a glamorous black-tie evening of fun and fundraising! The evening was expertly hosted by KidsOut veteran Mark Lawrenson, with first-time quiz Master Vicky Thornley, Olympic silver medallist on the Team GB rowing team, overseeing the quiz proceedings, and auctioneer Mark Head raising a storm through the main auction.
Chairman of the London KidsOut committee, Therese Proctor, delivered a moving speech about her connection with KidsOut, and detailing some of the services the charity offer. This prompted guests to pledge £20 each, raising over £5,500 to take children in the London area, to provide a positive memory to look back on, and something to look forward to!
In addition to the main Question of Sport quiz, guests were treated to many other activities including a silent and main auction, raffle, and a Higher and Lower game to win a diamond worth £1,000! There were some fantastic lots available in the Silent Auction, including a signed Anthony Joshua glove and Montage, a framed, signed photograph of the Arsenal 2017/18 team and VIP tickets including meet and greet to the Harlem Globetrotters. The Main Auction also featured unique artwork by Rob Bishop, signed memorabilia and a dinner with war hero John Peters, and a 7 night stay at Chalet Panorama, Austria, for 14 people, which sold for a staggering £15,500!
Nick Child and Neil Smith, members of the KidsOut London committee were presented Lifetime Achievement awards, for their prolonged dedication and promotion of KidsOut. Both Nick and Neil have now both been named ‘Lifetime Ambassadors’ of KidsOut. You can view their profiles now online by clicking here.
KidsOut would like to once again express their huge thanks and gratitude to the London Question of Sport event committee. No KidsOut event would be possible without the relentless support of the committee volunteers, but the charity would like to particularly thank Therese Proctor, committee chairman, in addition to Nick Child and Neil Smith.