Raise a Glass

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Raise a Glass (EVENT)

The Parrot, Waldorf Hilton, 45 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B 4DW

Earlier this year, we launched an 'Events Planning' project with five young people supported by Teens Unite. Their brief was to plan and host a fundraising event in aid of Teens Unite, from sourcing their own venue, to arranging food, drink and entertainment for their guests. 

Fast-forward a few months, and we were unbelievably proud to attend 'Raise a Glass' at The Parrot - a trendy bar in The Waldorf Hilton, London. Zoe, Leana, Memoona, Kirushni and Fay opened the doors to 50 guests for a night of fundraising, including cocktails and canapes which they had carefully selected by liaising with The Waldorf chefs and bar staff. Sticking to the Teens Unite colour scheme, guests could choose a Purple Colada, a Green Midori Sour or a refreshing non-alcoholic Snap Mojito.

Guests were entertained by contemporary jazz band 'Wandering Wires' and they also had the opportunity to take home some fantastic prizes from the raffle, which the team behind this event had sourced themselves. Prizes included a photoshoot, afternoon tea, gin hamper and makeup hamper - all of which were donated to help raise funds for Teens Unite. 

In total, this truly special evening raised an amazing £1,639 for Teens Unite. 

The events planning process was a fantastic opportunity for five young people supported by Teens Unite to come together and achieve something incredible as a team. This process also gave them something to work towards, giving them the chance to learn new skills that can be used in the workplace. We are so grateful to Zoe, Leana, Memoona, Kirushni and Fay for all of their hard work in planning this event, and to The Waldorf Hilton staff for their support too. 






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