Mansion House charity event raises record breaking funds for Treloar’s
Sept. 28, 2017, 11:46 a.m.Back to news index
Earlier this month our annual fundraising Gala Dinner took place at the Lord Mayor's residence Mansion House in London. Our students Sophie, Sally, Jo and Amelia simply stole the show with their beautiful voices.
The students were helped to prepare for the event by Jocelyn Watkins, Head of Music at the School. Jocelyn has prepared students for this event for a number of years and always enjoys taking them to perform in such an amazing venue. “Students and staff had a fantastic time performing at our Mansion House event this year. Sophie, Sally Joe and Amelia performed four songs for the Lord Major and large audience. A huge amount of hard work and effort had gone into this event and it was all worth it with one of our best performances ever. The students loved going to perform in such a prestigious place and have asked if they can do the same next year!”
This year with the help of our Assistive Technology team we were also able to showcase our unique JACO Robot Arm which can be controlled through a standard power wheelchair and has 16 different movements, three flexible fingers and the ability to reach the floor. The possibilities really are endless.
The annual event, hosted this year by Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, raised a record breaking net profit of £48,000. This money will help fund the purchase of various pieces of equipment and support a number of projects on our Treloar’s Assistive Technology department’s ‘wish list’.
Roger J Southam, Chair, Treloar’s Gala Dinner “A fabulous evening with warmth and generosity to the aims and needs of Treloar and we are humbled by the generosity of the Livery and supporters.”