Last Thursday people from across BC businesses came together for the inaugural BC’s Got Talent Show and charity auction!
Fospha Marketing, AVADO and Researcher teamed up to organise an event that would uncover the talent of BC and bring people together to have a good time, whilst raising over £6,000 for The Alzheimer's Society.
The event had two elements, the talent show and the charity auction.
For the talent show, 5 live music acts put their hearts on the stage: The Fosphites, Graham Leverton, Tom Di Domenico, Maria and Tristan and Calum Scott.
Each act was followed by comments and scored from our panel of judges: Sam Clark, Sam Ahweyevu, Bertie Highmore and Kerrie Sample.
The winning act, as voted by the audience, was Maria and Tristan from Salary Finance. They blew the judges away and brought the audience to tears with their heartfelt performance.
Maria and Tristan received 1 hour free in a recording studio plus access to an engineer who has worked with Dizzee Rascal, courtesy of Novacane Studios and London-based recording artist ODYSI.
For the charity auction, people were also able to bid for 13 amazing prizes, including a helicopter ride for 3 across the River Thames flown by Blenheim Chalcot Managing Partner Mark Onyett, which raised £600, private cricket coaching at the RR Academy which raised £430 and 2 nights in a 5 star hotel in Moscow, Minsk, Vilnius or Tbilisi, raising £170.
The charity auction was a huge success thanks to the generosity of the people in the room and who donated the prizes, and with a fund-matching contribution from Manoj Badale and Charles Mindenhall, the total raised was brought up to £6,126 – incredible considering we set out with a goal of £1,000!
This event wouldn’t have happened without the amazing people that brought it together and the wonderful sponsors AVADO, Researcher and Novacane Studios, ODYSI and The Rajasthan Royals.
All proceeds from the event went towards improving the lives of people affected by dementia. We were lucky enough to also have Maaike Palmier-Claus from Alzheimer’s Society to tell us about the amazing work that they do on the evening, so a huge thank you goes out to her for joining us.
If you missed the event but would still like to show your support, please click here to donate.