1940s Charity Dinner & Dance raises over £3,000 for Luminus Ferry Project
A fun filled 1940's dinner and dance was held to raise money for Luminus Ferry Project.
Held on Saturday 19 September at the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech, the event raised over £3,000 for the award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland.
Attended by over 120 people, the event delivered a nostalgic evening of celebration and dance to mark the 75th anniversary since the end of World War Two. There were plenty of games and activities to entertain guests, as well as a raffle.
The event was sponsored by Anglian Water, Cooks Catering and the Round Table. Local groups from LEADA and the National Citizen Service also gave up their time to help with the event.
Local band Gifford and Drama teacher Linda Ekins entertained the audience with a delightful mix of music through the decades.
Keith Smith, Luminus Ferry Project Director, said, “I was delighted with the evening, and the money raised will help us to continue to provide the life changing support given to homeless people in Fenland. The total amount raised is enough to give over 400 nights of sheltered accommodation to those in need.”
As the largest provider for homelessness-related issues in the district, Luminus Ferry Project currently provides up to eighty-eight bed spaces in Wisbech and engages with nearly four hundred clients per year. Clients of Luminus Ferry Project include people with financial problems, people fleeing domestic violence, people recovering from a family breakdown or from drug and alcohol abuse, young people leaving the care system, those who have been sexually abused, ex-offenders and those with simply nowhere else to go.
Through fundraising activities such as this one, Luminus Ferry Project can bring Fenland's homeless out of the cold and give them hope of a brighter future.