The InterAct ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Ball, held at the Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport on Friday 8 July was deemed a success by guests, sponsors and InterAct staff alike.
The James Bond themed event included two classic Aston Martin cars at the hotel reception, a champagne and chocolate welcome, belly dancing to the classic Shirley Bassey James Bond themes and a beautiful 007 ice carving.
The raffle and auction raised over £6000 for InterAct, an Essex based charity which enables local people with mental health problems and learning disabilities to transform their lives. Prizes included signed Bond Memorabilia and other prizes from Capital Radio, Our Price Music and Classic Car Driving Experiences.
Natalie Biggs, a client of InterAct’s ‘Circles of Support’ project was deemed the star of the evening. Natalie, who has Downs Syndrome, gave a heartfelt presentation to all those in attendance and proceeded to sell over £300 worth of raffle tickets to various guests – including a number who bought tickets in her name!
We were really pleased with the support shown for the auction. Guests really enjoyed the evening and everything went according to plan.
The theme worked really well and the glamour of the Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport fitted perfectly with our hi-tech 007 theme. We also discovered a new Pierce Brosnan look-a-like called Mark Williams and hope that he will remember InterAct when he attends other Bond themed events.
– Simone Robinson
Head of Fundraising with InterAct