AN UN’FORGET’TABLE SPORTING DINNER
Wednesday night saw Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice’s annual ‘Sporting Dinner’ taking place, once again, for the second year running. I was there to capture the highlights of the night, camera in hand, and mingle with the party goers who were all there to have a good time and raise funds for this wonderful charity.
The evening raised a whopping £35,000 which is just amazing.
I love attending these events, as I am able to capture, in pictures, the fabulous events that Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice organise which really are superb and I am so proud to be involved with.
VIP guests of the evening included BBC Commentator Steve Cram, Huddersfield Giants Eorl Crabtree, Retired Footballer Frank Worthington and Olympic Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead. All the VIP's did a splendid job keeping guests entertained by their fun & entertaining after-dinner interviews which gave the 290 person audience an insight into the lives of these sports personalities!
The ‘talk’ of the night was ‘Luke’s Phone’ which started trending on Twitter #lukesphone. Luke is supported by Forget Me Not Children's Hospice and had made a toy phone for the Chief Executive, Peter. Luke's dream is to make a real phone one day, so everyone who attended the Sporting Dinner was encouraged to also share Luke's dream by taking a picture with his phone. Well done Luke!
More photos of the evening can be seen here http://www.markflynnphotography.com/sportingdinner2015
On a serious note, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice undertakes some wonderful work for the local community. By supporting families who have a child with a life shortening condition, they make their lives a little bit easier by supporting them in various ways.
The charity is currently caring for over 100 local children and families, more than double the number they were caring for last year. Every day they have more families who come to them for help. There are over 700 local families who could benefit from the work the hospice does.
Each year they need to raise more than £3.2 million, with only 4% of this coming from the government your support is vital. Please visit their website for details of how to help. http://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/
If you would like me to attend your event, to capture the evening in pictures for future promotional work or just as a record of your night, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07745204331