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.
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You will then be able to view all of the photographs and make a purchase if you wish.
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.
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