What a night! We would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who joined us last week at our fundraising evening with the brilliant Jazz Dynamos. Only one week after releasing their latest CD the jazz quartet with singer Lucy Randell performed in aid of The ClementJames Centre in front of a 200 strong crowd.
Before the band took to the stage, Saida, one of our service users, spoke about her personal experiences coming to the centre:
“There has been a change for the better since we started coming here, it is always positive. We are always welcome. I was in a difficult financial situation which was causing me stress but through the support of the centre this has improved. Without ClementJames life would be difficult to be honest with you. They help me with my communication and they have made lots of parts of my life better for me and my family. If you want to study, if you want help, if you need advice, if you need support, it is all available at the centre and that makes a big difference to everyone here in the community.”
Thanks to everyone’s efforts and generosity the event raised over £12,000, more than any of our previous events. This will enable us to run our highly impactful Wellbeing Clinic and young people’s resilience workshops for a year. We are so grateful to all of you who donated to the event, had a go on the ‘Lucky Dip Tree’, bid on our silent auction items, or bought the Jazz Dynamos’ CD.
We would also like to thank the Jazz Dynamos and Lucy for supporting the charity with this incredibly entertaining show.
Photos: Julie Wong
Transforming well-known songs with a mix of classic jazz and swing, with bossa, samba and contemporary pop music, the Jazz Dynamos will ignite your night. They have performed sold out shows at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in London and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as several festivals including Henley. In addition to public shows, the Jazz Dynamos have performed at private events for both British and Hollywood royalty, throughout Europe and across the world.
Tickets cost £55 including drinks and canapés. All proceeds from this concert will go towards The ClementJames Centre.
Wednesday, 10th May at 6.30pm
The ClementJames Centre, 95 Sirdar Road, W11 4EQ
How can I buy tickets and find out more?
Please visit our event page.
For more information about the Jazz Dynamos please visit their website.
On 7th September we welcomed our friends, volunteers, donors, partners and users to celebrate another successful year at ClementJames and invited everyone to hear more about our plans for the future. A special thank you goes to Maryam and Patrick who kindly (and bravely!) addressed the community and spoke of their personal stories and experiences.
Maryam concluded, “I really like being a part of this centre and I hope to stay connected to ClementJames in the future, both for myself and my family. Me and my two little ones need this centre, and we all need to belong to a community. I have chosen the best community to be part of.”
Patrick (pictured below) then talked about his experiences taking part in Notting Hill Carnival as part of our Summer Carnival Arts programme and all the support that he’s receiving with his homework.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us on this sunny September evening, thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in the new academic year!
Cllr Robert Freeman, ClementJames CEO Clare Richards and MP Victoria Borwick enjoy a chat in the garden.