Me (Eleri Buck) and best friend Laura Venables of 8 years decided to put on Pembrokeshire Talent Charity Showcase due to two particular experiences we have experienced in our lives. My devastating experience was losing my Mum when I was just 13 years old to sudden adult death syndrome. Being so sudden it made it extremely difficult to come to terms with but now being older from the start of this year I decided I wanted to give something back to my lovely caring Mum by raising money for CRY so I could help to reduce the frequency of this happening to other families! So this is when I decided to join forces with Laura and raise money for my charity CRY for my mum and her charity HOPE M.S Therapy centre for her dad.
The Pembrokeshire Talent Charity Showcase was put on at Milford Haven Torch Theatre, which had 300 seats to fill. The night was full of Pembrokeshire based acts, dance company’s, singers and bands. We knew all ten acts in some way before the event which made the night even more special and my three younger sisters were also performing throughout the show, Daisy (11 years old), Lucy (16years old) and Fleur (18 years old). There was also a raffle, which had 30 different prizes to be won from hampers, to days out and vouchers. We managed to fill the whole theatre, and raise a total of £2820 which was then split between the two charities! It was an amazing experience and we were able to work with such an amazing technical team from the Torch Theatre. We received such amazing feedback after the night and everyone wants it to be a yearly event!