The Speaker of Tower Hamlets’ Charity Christmas Ball

Posted on: 11 December 2013

Written by: Anonymous

Thursday December 5th saw Cardboard Citizens take centre stage at The Speaker of Tower Hamlets’ Charity Christmas Ball. Lesley Pavitt, the Speaker of Tower Hamlets has kindly chosen Cardboard Citizens as one of her charities to support during her year in office, along with intergenerational charity Magic Me. The ball provided an opportunity for Cardboard Citizens to raise funds and also raise awareness to what was a very warm audience on the evening.

The Winter Ball was a stunning event, held at The East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf and attendees included Mayors from London Boroughs, Councillors, MP’s and corporate organisations.

As well as collaborating on the event in the planning stages Cardboard Citizens was able to provide assistance in obtaining some fantastic prizes for both the lively auction and the raffle that was held.

Cardboard Citizens’ CEO and Artistic Director Adrian Jackson, introduced the company and spoke about its origins and the relationship Cardboard Citizens has with storytelling and providing a voice for individuals who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness . A video was shown with clips of previous performances and workshops before four of the Cardboard Citizens’ Members delivered a performance of a true story from another of our Members. A confident and truly engaging delivery ensured that the audience were really captivated by our performers.

Special thanks must go to our four Cardboard Citizens’ Members who performed to a fantastic reception – Chris Holland, Panikos Tsierkezos, Trish Walsh and Beatriz Pinto.

Thanks to Lesley Pavitt, Patricia Attawia and all who supported us and helped to organise the event.

We must also say another thank you to the auction prize donors who very generously supported us with prizes – Janet Jokat and CARAT, Ronnie Scott’s, Able and Cole, Ottouomo, Daniel Hersheson, Kate Winslet, Trisha D’Hoker, Ruski’s and The Arts Club.


With thanks to

Arts Council England Lottery funded