To round off a very successful year as Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Barrie Hargrove held a ball on April 2nd at which over £4000 was raised for SDCAS, bringing the total he has helped us raise in the last 9 months or so to around £25000. Huge thanks to him and his team.
The art auction in memory of our much-missed art therapist Anne-Catherine Le Deunff raised over £2250. Many thanks to Charlie for organising. A very worthy tribute. Covid still makes it hard for us to replace Anne-Catherine’s work with something similar, but we’re hoping to offer the people who come to us some creative activities soon
By making us his Charity of the Year, Councillor Barrie Hargrove, the Mayor of Southwark, has given us amazing personal support throughout his term of office. He has collected in the rain at July's Peckham Rye Gala; cheered on the 8 SDCAS runners he entered for us in the October London Marathon; featured our work during the Southwark Cathedral online Christmas Carol Concert; and waltzed with the Mayoress at our recent Copleston concert.
So far this personal commitment has raised over £20,000 for us. And he still has one more very special event that he wants us to benefit from. This is the Mayor's Ball, the traditional way of celebrating the mayor's period of office, which is taking place on Saturday 2 April at the Globe Theatre.
It would be great if people could donate gifts that could be raffled or auctioned at the event. The Mayor wants the proceeds from both the raffle and the auction to come to us, and so raise at least another £5,000.
The raffle prizes will typically be worth £20 or more. The auction will aim to sell items to what we hope will be a generous audience for at least £100. In both cases the donation could be a 'thing', a service, or a special experience. If you have something you feel would fit the bill, could you please email details to Canan at the office: ARPS@SDCAS.org.uk ; or phone her on 0207 732 0505.
There is also an opportunity to go to the Ball itself, which starts with a drinks reception, followed by dinner and dancing. And of course, as well as the auction, there will be a short speech about our work and a chance to thank the Mayor. It will be a pretty special occasion. If you are interested in tickets, which will sell for £100, please also contact Canan at the office.
We are delighted that the Mayor and Mayoress will once again be attending our now-traditional January concert, and we’d be equally delighted to see you there too. Click below to find out more!
You are invited to join us for the second Anne-Catherine Le Deunff Art Auction event for Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers on December 15th online at 7pm GMT – event to finish by 8pm. Click here to take part in the online auction. Anne-Catherine volunteered for us running art therapy sessions and is much missed. This is a rare opportunity to buy one of her unique and wonderful prints or another work donated by artist friends in support of SDCAS.