Gala Dinner and Dance
– On Friday 22nd of November, Croydon Vision held its Dinner and Dance event in aid of the Mayor of Croydon’s charities. Staff and volunteers had been prepping all day and the time for the dance was upon us. Guests started to arrive looking glamourous in their sparkles and dashing suits. Once everyone had settled, the Mayor gave a speech to the crowd before starters were served.
The entertainment on the night was fantastic and everyone had a great time. We were treated to a song by The Voice finalist Roger Samuels followed by a more creative task by each table. We also held a raffle with some amazing prizes and our wonderful DJ played songs throughout the evening.
Some of our members attended the event and had a wonderful time. Our member Steven said ‘I had such a great time, when is the next one!’
Thank you to everybody who attended and supported us in preparation for the event and on the night.
A Member’s Review
I am taking this opportunity to thank Susanette Mansour and the CV team for a wonderful and fun filled evening at Bedford Hall where I attended the fundraising dinner and dance social function. A special thanks to Nicola Peake, the helpers and volunteers who planned, prepared and orchestrated the event.
The evening was a good opportunity for the ladies to put on their best frocks and the gents to dust off their best suit so they could all look glamourous for the evening. It didn’t stop there, you were greeted as VIP’s at the entrance with champagne flutes of prosecco or orange juice then engaged in some fruitful conversation with other guests.
Once seated at the elegantly prepared tables the evening commenced with a 3-course meal I opted for beef option which was delightful. Our plates were cleared the entertainment commenced. There was a raffle with many and varied prizes and our origami skills were put to the test as each table were to construct animals out of tin foil.
During the evening the Mayor of Croydon Humayum Kabir gave an address highlighting his vision and future events in the borough. This catapulted the evening into an event to remember, featuring Roger Samuels, a contestant from the voice who happens to be from Croydon. Also adding to the entertainment was a vibrant dancing duo with their infectious rhythm engaging us all. Then the DJ continued the great atmosphere all the way to the end. An excellent night was had by all and I can’t wait for the next one.
Leona Dwyer – Member