Royal Ballet's Gary Avis and Friends Raise Funds for THP-UK
Last month, on September 11, 2011, The Hunger Project (THP)-UK proudly presented the Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends Gala in Ipswich, England for a weekend of ballet and fundraising for the end of hunger. A summary of the event from THP-UK Country Director, Tim Holder:
After a 50 year absence, dancers from The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet returned to Ipswich to perform two historic and truly spectacular shows at The Ipswich Regent Theatre this month which raised £50,000 (approx US $77,000) for The Hunger Project and our work in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to end hunger and poverty.
In addition to donations made by 100 talented young dancers from the local community, who attended Dance Workshops led by The Royal Ballet’s David Pickering, there was an incredible display of local government and community grassroots support.
Over 200 local volunteers stepped up [to support] with the main event which included 60 local performers taking to the stage from The Linda Shipton School of Dance, The Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society, The Gallery Players, Appeal Theatre Group and The Co-Op Juniors Theatre Company.
A big congratulations to THP-UK for such a successful event.