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Breaking records despite the rain at our 2024 Garden Party

On Friday 5th July 2024, we returned to the historic College Garden at Westminster Abbey for our annual Garden Party.

This year we welcomed one of our largest crowds, with over 480 people set to join us for an evening of community spirited fun. Despite the wet – but quintessentially British summer weatherwe achieved a new fundraising record, with over £50,000 raised in support of The Passage’s lifechanging work.

This comes at a time where street homelessness rates are 58% higher than they were a 10 years ago, with a total of 11,993 people seen rough sleeping in London last year*.

During this time, The Passage supported 2,146 individuals and prevented over 800 people from ever spending a night on the streets.

This work would not be possible without the kind support of so many people, and organisations. Our annual Garden Party is one example of the many ways we are able to raise vital funds, and awareness of this important societal issue.

We would like to thank everyone involved, for helping us to reach and exceed our fundraising target for this event.

From our sponsors, Dr. Dennis Moloney and Qube Research and Technologies, to those who donated prizes to our highly anticipated auction and raffle, and everyone who joined us on the night.

This year’s theme, inspired by the magical tale of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ brought a variety of new music and entertainment.

A special thanks to Alex Sprackling, the Butterfly Ballerinas, Dolce Strings and Showtime Photobooth for being involved.

We would also like to thank our Corporate Volunteers from BlackRock, TP ICAP, Landsec, Tuscan Capital Limited, PIMCO, Qube Research & Technologies, HarbourVest Partners, and Moderna for supporting us at the event.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the beautiful, 900-year old College Gardens in July 2025. To be the first to know when tickets are on sale, and to receive exclusive offers – please register your interest.

*CHAIN report: the number of people rough sleeping in London between April 2023 – March 2024 was 58% higher than the total seen (7.581 people) in 2014 – 2015.

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