When the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom turn out to support a Gala, you know its going to be a good one!
We were so pleased to have been asked if we would like to be involved with this years Park Theatre Gala, which was held on 12th November at Stoke Newington Town Hall. The Theatre relies on the generosity of donors to help keep the Theatre open to everyone, support community projects and enable them to provide world class theatre and education programmes in Finsbury Park. It enjoys support from Ambassadors such as the wonderfully talented Celia Imrie and leadership in the form of Artist Director, Jez Bond.
One of our Gift Boxes containing a host of organic luxuries found its way to the lucky dip tombola where guests donated funds relative to the cost of the mystery prize. Ian McKellen hosted the evening and Broadcaster Clive Anderson became the auctioneer for the night selling off experiences such as dinner with Benedict Cumberbatch and an evening of home cooking with Maureen Lipman!
Guests such as Gillian Anderson, Derek Jacobi, Anita Dobson, Frances Barber, Greg Wise, Hattie Morahan, Honeysuckle Weeks, Jane Asher, Janet Street Porter, Jemma Redgrave, Matthew Horne, Owen Jones, Samantha Bond and Alison Steadman attended the Fundraiser which helped raised £220,000 on the night.
Our congratulations goes out to all those involved with such a successful event and we look forward to seeing what 2016 brings for Park Theatre!