On Friday 10th May, The Daisy Trust hosted its first ever fundraising Masked Ball at St Paul’s Church Hammersmith, raising over £60k for Hammersmith and Fulham charities. Each year, The Daisy Trust’s volunteers raise money and then give these funds to local charities and good causes in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2018 The Daisy Trust gave £55,391 to 42 organisations (listed below), and since 2010 it has given over £340,000 to over 119 organisations in the Borough.
The Italian themed black tie dinner and dancing was supported by over 250 local residents, and was very generously sponsored by a number of businesses, including local real estate agent, Chatterton Rees, Burlington Renovations based in Fulham, real estate investment managers, PGIM, and private wealth managers, Thomson Private Wealth, whose founder Toby grew up in Fulham.
Guests were entertained during the evening by Host, Sophie Raworth, Broadcaster and Journalist who is a Friend of The Daisy Trust. Speaking after the event, Sophie said “An amazing amount of money raised in one night, it was a privilege and very moving to be part of something that will do so much good for the local community-”. During the evening, Michael Angus, Director of the Barons Court Project, a mental health and homelessness centre explained how The Daisy Trust helped to fund much valued day trips for the homeless.
Toby Thomson from Thomson Private Wealth said, “We are thrilled to support The Daisy Trust in raising funds to help people in need in Hammersmith & Fulham. I grew up off the Fulham Road, and have seen the area change over the decades. Given these deep connections, I am looking forward to hearing about how the funds raised at the Masked Ball will be dedicated back into the community”.
Jackie Lee, Chairman of The Daisy Trust said “The Daisy Trust is truly grateful for the support of our generous sponsors, and to Sophie Raworth for hosting the event, which would not have been as successful without their significant contributions. There are so many people in need in Hammersmith and Fulham and The Daisy Trust can now provide these funds as grants to many worthwhile organisations in our Borough”.