Sunday, 2 November 2008

Teach First Benefit, Chelsea

Fickle and fast-paced, fashion can be dominated by issues which, to industry outsiders, may be considered a shade less than paramount. Keen to broaden my knowledge of non-fashion related topics, last Wednesday I went along to a charity fundraiser for ‘Teach First.’ The charity launched in 2002 and its mission is to address educational disadvantage by training graduates to become teachers and leaders.

After getting the low-down on the cause, it was time for the fundraising fun to begin! The event was held at The Collection (pictured top), a beautiful venue on the Brompton Road. We supped delicious cocktails and champagne before the organisers launched into a spirited raffle. Prizes such as digital cameras, champagne and even a tour and dinner at the House of Lords were on offer. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves whether they were winners or (like me!) not.

The success of the evening was largely owing to the excellent event organisation of a new company called Good Cause, Good Event. The event was seamless, the setting was beautiful, champagne was flowing and, most importantly of all, the people there were interested in raising money for a good cause rather than debating the particulars of mascara application.

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