Charity Fundraiser was a Midsummer Night’s Dream raising £75,690
On Saturday 22nd June 2019, GeeWizz Charity welcomed guests from across Suffolk to their annual Midsummer Night’s Party. Held at Hall Farm in Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, over 450 guests gathered to raise funds for a very special local charity.
The evening saw a hugely successful Golden Ticket draw with watches from Preston & Duckworth, an incredible auction led by auctioneer Edward Crichton ASFAV of Lacy, Scott & Knight and proceeds from ticket sales contributed to the colossal sum of £75,690 raised for GeeWizz Charity.
Guests then took to the dance floor with entertainment from The Queens of the Night and world-renowned RPJ Band, with their lead singer Rick Parfit Jnr dominating the stage, for what was a truly memorable performance.
Milsom Catering served delicious a champagne canape reception, followed by a delicious 3-course dinner. The Great Event Company, Dreamwave Events, Figa & Co, TDC Cordless Lighting, Greene King, Coastline Graphics and Botanica, all helped create the most magical party setting.
Key sponsors of the GeeWizz Midsummer Night’s Party include joint main sponsors TRU7 Group and Abbeygate Wealth Management, supported by other leading sponsors TMJ Interiors, Momentum Pensions, Landguard Point, Chassis Cab, Toppesfield, Steve Lumley Planing Ltd, Krazy Horse and Ashtons Legal. Without their incredible support, the event would not have been the sweeping success it was.
Ex-England Cricket Legend and Strictly Come Dancing star Graeme Swann, who recently also became an Ambassador for the charity hosted the night and championed the fantastic work GeeWizz Charity does throughout Suffolk.
Auction prizes included VIP Elton John Farewell Concert Tickets, along with VIP Robbie Williams tickets, a Fantic Caballero Motorcycle, 1 of 1 Ed Sheeran signed painting and a Private Dining Experience with Pascal Canevet at Maison Bleue amongst other star-studded lots.
Founder Gina Long MBE says, ‘’Our second GeeWizz Midsummer Night’s Party completely surpassed our wildest dreams. I am overwhelmed by the support we received from our kind sponsors, all of the party suppliers, each one going above and beyond to ensure everything was absolutely perfect for our attending guests.”
“The generosity from everyone in the room was tangible and the evening created some magical memories. Graeme Swann did an outstanding job as our host, along with Rick Parfit Jnr who literally got and kept the party goers dancing all night.”
“More importantly, the huge amounts raised will allow us to do what we simply love doing, helping change many local lives. We send our heartfelt thanks to all involved.”