Celebrating Cirque du St John’s Record Grand Total
- Created on Friday, 25 September 2015 09:52
Our 4th annual Cirque du St John’s was hosted at Café de Paris for the second year running and raised over £100,000.
Over 200 of our key loyal supporters enjoyed a luxury evening. After a champagne reception and the opportunity to bid at our Silent Auction lots, attendees were astonished by an opening aerial silk and burlesque singing acts before enjoying a Parisian three-course dinner.
Live performances then captivated our guests including a fire eater and a hula hoop act before the excitement of the Live Auction, which included a private plane ride to France for lunch and a week-long stay in a Tuscan villa.
At this year’s gathering, one fundraising focus was to ask our supporters to sponsor Christmas Day as part of our Pay for a Day appeal. It costs £13,351 to run all our services for 24 hours. This special lot raised £28,000 alone thanks to the generosity in the room.
The auction went live online last week and we invited everyone to take part for a chance to win one of our luxury lots. Thank you to everyone who took part. The lucky winners will be contacted in due course.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the individuals and companies that attended, as well as those who donated prizes to our Live and Silent Auctions.
Mark Thomas, Director of Fundraising, said: "This fabulous event has now raised almost £250,000 since it was started 4 years ago. The support from these dinners means so much to our patients. Thank you so much to everyone."