We had another wonderful Garden Party this year, held on Friday 13th July in College Garden, Westminster Abbey. Over 400 guests attended and helped us raise almost £25,000!
We were delighted to host the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Lindsey Hall and her Consort as well as The Reverend Professor Vernon White, Sub Dean and Canon of Westminster. Both gave wonderful speeches to open the evening, we are grateful for their support of our work.
The raffle and auction raised record amounts this year, over £10,000. The prizes were brilliant as ever with a Private Tour of Westminster Abbey to a ‘Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea for 2’ at the Taj 51 Hotel Buckingham Gate to name just two. All prizes were generously donated.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended this event and who bought raffle tickets or bid on the silent auction, and to everyone who supported either leading up to the event and on the night and a special thanks to Westminster Abbey for the use of College Garden.
This year the Garden Party was sponsored by McGuireWoods LLP, Landsec and the Victoria Business Improvement District (VBID). We really appreciate their support as each sponsor ensures that the evening is even more successful in raising vital funds for The Passage. If anyone would like to know more about our event sponsorship please get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to next year’s Garden Party already! Please keep an eye on our website for more information about tickets nearer the time.