The 2018 Annual Dinner and Auction was a huge success.
The Trustees of the Friends of the Rose Bowl (FoRB) were tireless in their efforts to engage neighbours, friends and local businesses in support of Islington youth. The event was sold out and we had a wonderful range of donated prizes.
Our guests were delighted to meet Kyra Lynch, Mehmet Erdogan and Emily Olden, participants of the Rose Bowl Youth Club. Through their enthusiastic persuasion they raised record raffle proceeds. Kyra also shared how her experiences at the club have improved her confidence and skills.
The staff at Frederick’s were attentive and friendly and our guests commented on the delicious food.
One of our long standing supporters said;
I congratulate you all. It was a particular success this year.
The auctioneer never let things lapse, the catalogue was glowing with colour, the food was superb, and the innovations like the rousing game of Heads and Tails were a big success. Everybody was in the mood to give. It was such a good idea to add a particular event, the summer programme, that could be sponsored. That caught the imagination so well.
You not only put together an evening of successful fund raising, you did it with such style.
Oswin Baker, acting FoRB Chair, stood in for Jane Simmonds. He pointed out that what sets the Rose Bowl Youth Club apart is that it listens to the needs and perspectives of the youth who help to design the programmes and events.
Islington Council has recognised how important the work of the club is to our local community and has extended the contracts to FoRB and Isledon Arts CIC for another 2 years.
Jonathan Gibbs, Managing Director of Isledon, spoke about the increased participation rates at the club and the exciting Wilderness Project.
Georgina Hilton, from Christie’s and the 2017 UK Novice Auctioneer of the Year , displayed her talents in lively and fast paced bidding.
We are very grateful to our guests and local businesses for their generosity and ongoing support.