This year’s fundraiser for the Bloomsbury Emergency Fund was held at the Union Chapel on 5th October. It is a wonderful venue and was packed with an enthusiastic audience who raised over £5000. Our Network volunteers sold £1500 of raffle tickets – the top prize being five days accommodation in the centre of Paris. So thank you to all of them.
The London Gay Men’s Chorus were supported by two other choirs – Owl Parliament and Deep Throat! Over 100 singers gave their time, commitment and expertise to raise funds for us. It is much appreciated. A big thank you to them too.
The whole event was organised by a small charity called The Robert Grace Trust. Robert Grace was a Bloomsbury patient who died in the late 1980s – before the advent of medication. The Trust was set up in his memory and provides the patient reps with the Emergency Fund so they can help patients with one off payments in times of crisis – providing groceries, travel costs, meals, clothing, repairs, new locks, fridges, cookers, beds, mattresses, baby milk, school uniforms, holidays for disabled children and child care subsidies for single mothers attending courses.
A big thank you to the Robert Grace Trust from all of the Network members who have benefitted from their generosity.
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