Saturday 6th August will go down in Race Against Blood Cancer history, as we marked our first year anniversary in style with a day and night to remember.
If someone had said we would have done over 40 donor drives and signed up over 2100 people onto the donor register a year prior, we wouldn’t have believed it.
One full year has passed since a group of young people came together and showed the amazing things that could happen when you unite cultures, passions, ideas and plain old positive work! A number of key partnerships with other charities, businesses and celebrities were formed in these twelve months and will make the next 12 months even more exciting.
To mark the occasion, the team entered 18 triathletes into the AJ Bell London triathlon, raising over £6400 in the process and, wanting to do things differently to most other charities, we put on a party headlined by UK Garage legends Norris Da Boss Windross & MC Creed.
Held at Vice’s newest venue, Kamio – Red Gallery the night was full of anticipation. Not without its challenges, with both Old Street and Shoreditch High street stations closed for the weekend and the Shoreditch area much quieter than normal, we were not deterred.
Upon entry we set up a ping pong table, adult Jenga, photo booth area and offered a free drink, courtesy of our sponsor – Pistonhead Lager, to get the crowd going.
The night kicked off with great live performances from Jacob Makes Music and the excellent Chase Emery Davies. Stepping onto the decks we then had Sam Smith, DJ Rogue, DJ Longers, Kruel Intentions and a headline set by Norris Da Boss Windross and MC Creed with a live PA from Rose Windross. The night finally ended with Mister L to wind things up at the end of the night.
The event was definitely a diverse and eclectic mix of personalities and cultures. We marked the year off with a fitting event that celebrated the charity and we look forward to another great year of success.
We would like to send a massive thank you to
Jacob Makes Music
Chase Emery Davies
The Famous Company
Norris Da Boss Windross
and a massive thank you to Tinkphotography for all of their hard work on the night.