United Kingdom News http://www.thp.org/where_we_work/United%20Kingdom/news en Royal Ballet's Gary Avis and Friends Raise Funds for THP-UK http://www.thp.org/learn_more/news/latest_news/royal_ballet_gary_avis_fundraise_thp_uk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last month, The Hunger Project-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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-1950" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/learn_more/news/latest_news/royal_ballet_gary_avis_fundraise_thp_uk"><img src="http://www.thp.org/files/images/Ballet Gala Leaflet.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ballet Gala Leaflet.jpg" title="Ballet Gala Leaflet.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="70" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last month, on September 11, 2011, <a href="/united_kingdom" target="_blank">The Hunger Project (THP)-UK</a> proudly presented the <a href="http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk/blog/gala-preview-a-message-from-gary-avis/" target="_blank">Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends Gala</a> 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:</p><p><em>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 <strong>raised £50,000 (approx US $77,000) for The Hunger Project</strong> and our work in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to end hunger and poverty.</em></p><p><em>In addition to donations made by 100 talented young dancers from the local community, who attended <strong>Dance Workshops</strong> led by <strong>The Royal Ballet’s David Pickering,</strong> there was an incredible display of local government and community grassroots support.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em><strong>Over 200 local volunteers</strong> stepped up [to support] with the main event which included <strong>60 local performers</strong> 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.&nbsp;</em></p><p>A big congratulations to THP-UK for such a successful event.</p><h2>Learn More</h2><ul><li><a href="http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk/blog/tims-gala-round-up/" target="_blank">THP-UK Country Director Tim Holder's complete Gala wrap-up</a></li><li><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehungerprojectuk" target="_blank">Pictures from the performance</a></li><li><a href="http://www.ballet.co.uk/2011/09/royal-ballets-gary-avis-and-friends-gala-ipswich-september-2011/" target="_blank"><em>Balletco</em>'s review of the performance</a></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> Partner Countries United Kingdom Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:11:46 +0000 Sara Wilson 1951 at http://www.thp.org