In honour of Nathan’s 21st birthday we recently held a screening weekend 27th & 28th March and a charity disco on 1st April, which was his actual birthday.
The screening weekend got off to a bit of a rocky start on the Friday evening when Tony and the crew broke down on the M6 toll and had to travel in a recovery vehicle to the venue at Porthill Park Cricket Club. This meant that they didn’t arrive until 10.30pm and had to be up for an early start to set up at 7am.
The event was a huge success and everyone praised the smooth organisation and pleasant atmosphere of all the CRY staff. BBC Midlands Today came to do an article on the event and when this was broadcast on TV they said that 10 people had been referred on for further advice/treatment – this made all the hard work of fundraising and organising the weekend very worthwhile to think that hopefully we’ve helped towards preventing other families from suffering as we are.
Then on the Thursday evening, 1st April, we held a charity disco in honour of Nath’s 21st birthday. This was attended by 150 of Nath’s family and friends and was a fantastic evening which went on until the small hours!
We didn’t plan these two events as fundraising events but during both we received donations amounting to £964 so thanks to everyone for their support once again!