On Friday 7th November 2014 the Foundation hosted the Gatsby Glamour Gala. Over 200 guests enjoyed fizz, fine food and fabulous music with a glamourous Gatsby theme. Fraser Clark, a local pianist, played a selection of jazz pieces throughout dinner, this set the mood for the entertainment to follow. After a candle lit three course meal guests were entertained by the talents of the Society Syncopators Dance Orchestra led by Roy Percy. As well as the authentic British and American Dance Band Music from the ‘20s and ‘30s guests were encouraged to the dance floor by the youthfully enthusiastic demonstrations of contemporaneous footwork by dancers led by Jenn Gamracy. A raffle and auction added to the evening’s entertainment with prizes including fine dining experiences, artworks and a villa in Portugal to be won. The event was organised by the Committee of enthusiastic volunteers led by Stevie Norris. The evening was held at the Easterbrook Hall and proved to be a great success generating a fundraising profit of over £12,000.
The Foundation is grateful to the many donors who supported the auction and raffle and who took advertising in the programme. Our thanks also go to Sybelle Thomson who kindly acted as our Auctioneer.