We were recently asked to support on the delivery of a charity event to raise funds for V Save Children. The event was a music showcase charity evening and it was held at the fantastic new Fynn Valley event space.
About the charity…
V Save Children is a charitable organisation, governed by a group of trustees. Founded by Vibhash Gunasene when he was just 11 years old, the charity supports children mainly in Sri Lanka and Africa.
Vibhash has travelled widely and has been deeply moved by the living conditions of the many children he has met over the years. He has witnessed hardship and suffering of children in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Africa. His compassion for the plight of these children motivated him to establish this charity in the hope of striving to change the world and working to provide help where help is needed. This assistance could be in terms of support for education or health of children around the world.As previously mentioned the event was based around a music showcase, as well as being an opportunity to celebrate Vibhash’s significant birthday. There were a variety of interactive activities for all guests to enjoy and get involved in. We also had some fantastic Sri Lankan cuisine from Chickpea Catering, if you are looking for some delicious catering for your next event, give them a call, their food was delightful! Overall the event attracted just under 200 guests and raised a fantastic £2,600 which will be contributed to the rebuilding of a school in Sri Lanka which recently collapsed.
As always, a big well done has to go to the onsite team which consisted of Rosie and Tabby, led by Lydia. We are always busy onsite but the team managed to grab a moment at the end to test out the photobooth, provided by Cutting Discos. Here are the girls celebrating after a successful event.
We were delighted to receive the following testimonial from Dr Lavangi Gunasene, who is one of the trustees for the charity…
“On behalf of V Save Children, Vibhash and I would like to thank you once again for the wonderful Charity Fund Raising Event, you helped to organise and we raised £2600 from the tickets and the raffle. The money raised will go towards building a pre-school which has collapsed in a rural area in Sri Lanka.
We all had a perfect evening specially Vibhash and he said he ‘had the best day of his life’ on his birthday doing something meaningful. Thank you for being a part of it.
It would have certainly been difficult to organise everything on our own and your contribution and help was very much appreciated and valued. You were always very patient and friendly and your presence on the day made it easier for us to run the event smoothly.
Please do thank everyone in your team who has been a part of the event.”
Dr Lavangi Gunasene
If you’d like to chat about how we can support in the planning and delivery of your event, please do contact us. We are also offering specific support for any events directly impacted by COVID-19, much of which is free of charge.
Venue: Fynn Valley
Photo Booth: Cutting Discos
High Striker: The Fun Firm
Catering: The Chickpea