12 December 2014
Fundraising dinner makes the sparks fly for Epilepsy Society
A glamorous fundraising dinner and the chance of a peek preview of hot new film Electricity (released today) has raised thousands of pounds for Epilepsy Society.
Held at the end of November, over 150 guests from in and around Buckinghamshire enjoyed an evening of fine dining and lively entertainment in the prestigious Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios.
The evening was co-sponsored by B P Collins LLP and Barnet Waddingham, and guests enjoyed a sparkling reception and three-course dinner, together with live music from Otty and his band.
Given the historic location, Epilepsy Society had the opportunity to screen a trailer on the night for Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn, which was officially selected for the 58th London Film Festival. Styled as an Alice In Wonderland for the modern day – it follows an extraordinary hallucinatory journey seen through the eyes of a young woman with epilepsy as she searches for her lost brother.
Throughout the night, guests were invited to participate in the "posh tombola", to be in with a chance of winning prizes ranging from a Kindle Fire and chocolate sculptures to a lavish hamper kindly donated by Sacla, a £50 voucher from Waitrose Gerrards Cross and a case of fine wine from Harwood Hutton.
With donations on the night exceeding £5,000, the night was a huge success and in total raised over £29,000 for Epilepsy Society – the Buckinghamshire based national medical charity that works towards a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy.