We need people – people like those in TB Alert, who are focused and ambitious and care for people at grass roots in the UK, India and Africa. Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
Here are some examples of the many fundraising events that our dedicated and brave (or sometimes just plain wacky) supporters have organised in the past:
|What a drag!|
Congratulations to Regina Phalange, Drag Queen Extraordinaire and the first winner of Your Boss is a Drag! Regina was ably supported by her Southern Water backing crew, who helped TB Alert raise over £1000.
A massive thanks to all our brave contestants: Chastity Hazzard, Shamy Wino, Queen Beatrix of the trade, Boobra Streisand, Paris Stilton, and Dada Bella Taxi. They helped us amass a fabulous fundraising income of in excess of £8000.
And let's not forget the the judges: Trudi Styles, Dolly Rocket and Jonesy, the stylists, all the businesses who donated prizes for our auction/raffle, and everyone that came along in support of their bosses.
And last but not least, a special shout out to our sponsors: Brighton and Hove jobs.com, @Leaders Brighton, Brighton's Juice 107.2 - Radio Made in Brighton and Latest TV Brighton Lights for the coverage.
Dr Onn Min Kon, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Chest and Allergy Clinic at Imperial College Hospital, arranged for multimillion selling musician, Katie Melua, to perform an intimate gig at the London Hilton Metropole in Paddington to help raise funds to support TB Alert.
Katie performed a full set of her hits accompanied by her backing band and her friend, Dr Kon, a keyboard whiz himself. Dr Kon later performed with his own band, The Lung Busters.
Legendary jazz musician, Willie Garnett and his band also entertained 160 guests at the bash.
Sponsored beard shave
Dipankar Bose, raised over £4,000 by undertaking a sponsored beard shave. His colleagues at Warwick Hospital got involved as the first part of his beard was removed. Dipankar then moved on to a supermarket where he went under the knife again whilst a barbershop choir entertained the shoppers and the event culminated in his local restaurant.
“I believe that
small things can really make a difference and this has been largely forgotten
by humanity. It was such good fun on the day, I never realised that I could
raise so much.”
After your event, we would love to see your photos and hear about your experience so we can include this on our website or in our newsletter!