Live Lounge comes to Bromley

christmas-partyWe wanted to bring the community together for a seasonal event.
We wanted to raise funds for a Iraqi & Syrian refugees in Jordan.
We also wanted to showcase some local musical talent.

So we decided to host a charity Live Lounge.

hot-gin-punchOur end-of-year event took the form of a ‘Live Lounge’ on Friday 5th December and brought together friends and members of the Bromley Community, and even a few newcomers. This year we had an added dimension, the raising of funds for the Women’s Federation for World Peace refugee project in Jordan that Keiko Brouard is involved with. She, Suzuko Wood and others put in much preparatory work, running a raffle and providing refreshments. Maria Pollitt made a hot fruit punch, a cup of which was placed in hands of each guest as they arrived – great for a chilly December evening.

DSC_0285The music was fantastic. Ambassador for Peace, David Silk, brought some of his contacts together for a programme that included: Karen Newby, a versatile pianist; an Indian family of cellists; a father-and-daughter, accordion and vocal duet; Joy Philippou making a Guinness Book of Records attempt to be recognised as the world’s oldest female rapper; an excellent group of music students from Cooper’s School, a local secondary school; and jazz drum and trombone from Trevor Harrington and Doire Ryan.

We had over sixty people attend and, with extra donations from some who could not attend, we raised nearly £1000 for the cause.

Thank you to all who helped!
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Image Credits

Philip Brouard

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