Midsummer Ball - A Night At The Musicals for Search Brighton
As part of Search Consultancy’s continued support and sponsorship for Chestnut Tree House we were delighted to attend one of the main events in the charity’s annual calendar. Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire. Chestnut Tree House cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions.
On Saturday night Rob Buckingham represented Search at the prestigious black tie event, supported by many companies across Sussex. The event took place at the Hilton, Brighton Metropole, and as a result of all the fundraising throughout the night, over £47K was raised and this is expected to surpass £50K when all is done.
Some of the fantastic fundraising efforts included a ‘Strictly‘ dance off where celebrities represented their respective charity with votes registered in cash, next on the fundraising agenda was a silent auction, then came the charity raffle and finally Bumper Cars were present as well if you wanted to give it a go. (Yes they built a full size indoor bumper car rink)
The fun filled night also had entertainment on throughout the night such as The Chestnut Tree House dancers, Marcella Whittingdale and Matt Turner as Sandy and Danny from Grease at The Brighton Hilton Metropole Midsummer Ball. Watch the performance below.
This coming less than a week after Search Consultancy’s Brighton recruiters and staff competed in the Great Sussex Bath Race fundraiser for two local charities, one of them being Chestnut Tree House. Find out more here. As part of the silent auction, Rob managed to bid for and win a Darth Vader mask, signed by David Prowse himself.
Rob said: “It had to be done being a child when Star Wars was first released and all money goes to amazing charities!”
Search, a recruitment agency which boasts a long and impressive history of participating in initiatives that offer monetary or voluntary assistance towards the community, will continue to support the Chestnut Tree House. We’re also committed to supporting our local communities and educational establishments; supporting employee volunteering, sponsoring events, providing career advice to local colleges and providing for local sports teams. Contact Search today.