Published: 18 December 2020
We are delighted that TVF's Big Night In on 11th December raised over £18,000 which will help to transform many more lives by funding therapy for carers and the cared for through the work of Crossroads Care Richmond & Kingston, an accessible minibus for TAG Youth Club for disabled youngsters, and financial grants for medical students to help cover the cost of textbooks and travel to hospital placements supporting them on their way to becoming the NHS doctors of the future.
Guests enjoyed the Locktail Reception before the Main Event live on YouTube from 8pm with one of the highlights being Sir Trevor McDonald in conversation with TVF Ambassador Linda Duberley. Guests also enjoyed stunning performances by Soprano Bernadette Lord, amazing magic with Fergus Flanagan and a magical performance of 'This is me' by Strathmore School and Singing Hands.
Congratulations to all those who won such fabulous prizes in the Diamond Draw and online auction. A bottle of champagne is on the way to two lucky guests - Melissa and Gitali - who were the 'fanciest' dressed guests!
The Victoria Foundation would like to say a huge thank you to all those who made the evening possible - our special guest Sir Trevor McDonald who was so entertaining, Linda Duberley for being such a fabulous host, Bernadette Lord our fantastic Soprano, Fergus Flanagan our truly amazing magician, the pupils of Strathmore School and Singing Hands for their magical performance of 'This is me', Tom & Ed - Tom Beazley Productions, The Richmond Hill Hotel for hosting the evening and Doug, Dorothy, Jane, Isabel, Mary and Sally for their hard work in arranging and bringing the event together.
A huge thank also to our sponsors Bootcamp Pilates, Cantell & Co, David's Jeweller's, Fergus Flanagan Magician/Presenter, Just Eat, Sheen Lane Developments and all those businesses which so generously donated prizes. Finally an enormous thank you to all those who supported the event by buying tickets in the diamond draw, attended the evening, donated funds and won prizes in the online auction - we are so truly grateful for your generous support despite the extremely challenging times we are all facing.