Dinner and Dance 2021
15th November 2021
An enthralling evening of entertainment led to a record-breaking £36,500 being raised which will be used to support charitable organisations, community projects and families in crisis.
Returning for the first time since the pandemic, the Stevenage Community Trust black tie annual dinner and dance proved to be a major hit with the event a sell-out at the Priory Barn in Little Wymondley.
In 2019, our guest speaker was Frank Bruno who helped us to raise a record amount from the Dinner and Dance event. With such a hard act to follow this year’s surprise guest was another 80’s legend, Olympic Ski Jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. Eddie shared his extraordinary and inspirational life story of how, even after breaking his back and neck aged 18, he was undeterred from taking up ski jumping at the age of 22.
The fantastic Jade Mayjean – a star from the TV series The Voice, had everyone on their feet dancing long into the night for what was a truly memorable occasion.
Commenting on the evening, the Trust’s Chairman Rob Stewart said: “Our generous sponsors, members and supporters provided 28 auction prizes and over 40 raffle prizes helping us to raise a record £36,500 for worthy local causes. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, donated a prize or volunteered to make the event another fantastic fundraising success. Special thanks to our main sponsors Austin’s Funeral Service, Stevenage Packaging Ltd, Tollers Solicitors and The Wine Society.”
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Photo credits - Peter Hoskins Photography.
If you would like to purchase any of the images from the night, please visit http://www.peterhoskinsphotography.co.uk, click on the YOUR IMAGES tab, then on the thumbnail SCT Ball and enter the password Priory.
You will then be able to view all of the photographs and make a purchase if you wish.
Lloyd Mesmain running the London Marathon for the Trust
A big thank you to Lloyd Mesmain who this weekend is running the 26.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon representing The Stevenage Community Trust.
Thank you to Costco for their £100 donation
Thank you to local business Costco for their recent £100 donation. The Trust makes a real difference to the lives of people in need within our community, especially in these times of extreme hardship, so we are incredibly grateful for their generous contribution.
Sad passing of long serving trustee Alex Lang
The Stevenage Community Trust is sad to announce the passing of one of our longest serving trustees, Alex Lang aged 78.
Alex served as a trustee for nearly 20 years and was one of life‘s very rare givers and doers.
New Lifestyles Hub for Stevenage Leisure
Stevenage Leisure were delighted to showcase the new Lifestyles Hub. The project was made possible with funding from the Stevenage Community Trust.
North Herts College celebrate new allotment thanks to community funding
North Herts College this week celebrated the success of their new Stevenage Community Allotment thanks to local funding, and lots of very hard work by the college students and project team.
Lord Cobbold Patron and founding Chairman of the SCT
Former Patron and founding Chairman of the Stevenage Community Trust Lord David Cobbold has sadly passed away aged 84.
Community Grant helps fund new play equipment
Among the many community projects that we helped fund during the last year, is this lovely new play equipment and seating for the Community Hall play area in Watton-at-Stone.
Come along to our Volunteer Coffee Morning!
Come along to our Volunteer Coffee Morning to become part of a fantastic team of people who are passionate about making the lives of local people better.