Town Mayor’s Charity Dinner
5th March 2019 Posted in Community News
The first community event to be hosted in South Hill Park’s newly refurbished Coach House on Friday 1st March was Bracknell Town Mayor’s Charity Black Tie Dinner in aid of South Hill Park’s youth learning and participation programmes.
“I am delighted this Charity Dinner has raised more than £5000 for the direct benefit of South Hill Park’s youth programme. This success would not have been possible without the support of a lot of good local people,” said Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham. “It is important to support our local young people. South Hill Park’s inclusive youth programme builds the resilience, self-confidence and social skills of young people with an interest in the Arts and this in turn benefits our local community.”
The Charity Dinner was hosted by Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham and supported by HM The Queen’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Patron of Berkshire Youth. 110 local VIP leaders attended the Dinner including local businesses Boehringer-Ingelheim, Redwood Technologies and Francis Construction Ltd. Bracknell Forest Mayor Cllr Alvin Finch was also present as was Bracknell Town Football Club, Bracknell Nepalese Society, Pilgrim Hearts , Councillors from Bracknell Town Council, and representatives from local educational establishments.
The young cast of South Hill Park’s High School Musical sang after Dinner and before Dinner guests were serenaded by Berkshire’s leading a cappella harmony singers; The Barberettes.
“I have seen the positive and in some cases life-changing impact participation in the arts can have on young people. We run a variety of targeted and open-access projects here at South Hill Park; made possible by such charitable fundraising. We are delighted our Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham has selected Youth at South Hill Park as her charity of the year. She has been relentless during her year in office in raising the profile of youth participation at South Hill Park. This is an important relationship which will help ensure the Youth Programme at South Hill Park Arts Centre can continue to flourish,” added Mark Hooper, South Hill Park Arts Centre’s, Associate Director, Youth Learning and Participation Programmes.
South Hill Park’s Coach House is an important venue which is now open for bookings including corporate events and weddings.