More than £10,000 was raised at the inaugural Ada & Albert Charity Ball, which took place at The Warren, in Hayes, on Saturday 29 September.
The glittering social event brought together more than 150 people from the local community, with dignitaries including Mayor of Bromley Kim Botting, and Bob Neill, MP for Bromley and Chislehurst (pictured with Founders Michaela Mir, Terry Pullen and Amy Pullen).
The Charity Ball celebrated the four months since Ada & Albert first launched, highlighting what has been achieved to date, as well as looking forward to what the Charity hopes to achieve in future.
Speaking at the event, Co-Founder Michaela Mir said: “It’s been an amazing start that has gone beyond our wildest dreams, and the very fact you are all here to share it with us is testament to how much the community has got behind us to make Ada & Albert a success.
“At the core of what Ada & Albert stands for is our heartfelt belief that every child deserves to live in a safe, loving environment and have the very best start in life. Sadly, this is not the case for many of the children who live in our own communities. We’re determined to change that.”
Guests were entertained by fantastic children’s performing arts academy ‘In The Wings’, who sang songs from West End shows Oliver and Matilda, led by Victoria Whittaker.
After a wonderful meal, guests took part in a charity auction, expertly compèred by charity Co-Founder Terry Pullen. The audience bid on some fabulous prizes, including Disney on Ice tickets, a box of luxury wines, and even a seven-night stay at a continental holiday villa.
Altogether the auction, ticket sales and donations on the night raised more than £10,000 for the charity – a fantastic amount which will be used to help benefit vulnerable children in the local community.
Thanking guests for their generosity, Terry said: “Through your donations of clothes, volunteering, pledging some money and being here tonight you are directly helping us to issue grants to children that will be genuinely shocked that somebody cares, and we may help to install in those children a spark of belief that could change their lives forever.”
Ada & Albert would like to thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard to get the charity off the ground, as well as all the businesses who have donated time, goods and materials in recent months.