Last Wednesday evening saw WBAF’s first jazz night and charity auction, held at 68 and 20160224-Westminster_Charity-119Boston. The event was organised by Forster Chase with Joshua Walker PR and attracted a packed venue and plenty of interest in the charity!

The programme included Christina Al-Wakil of Shift Little Sister on vocals and trumpet, Jasmine Ali on vocals and piano, David Williams on vocals and piano, and many others (Pete Goodwin on trumpet, Luiz Moretto on double bass, Dave Clarke on drums, Ramon Garcia on guitar and Benjamin Gasiglia on guitar), performing a mixture of low-key jazz classics and full-band tracks. Items and prizes for the auction and raffle were very generously donated by local businesses and individuals, including Alyn Williams at the Westbury; the Halkin Bar at Como Hotels; Arsenal Football Club; Dr Joney De Souza; Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlor; the Cavendish clinic; Borciani London; David Millar; Mike Tindall; Deborah Hinton and Maison Touareg.

Our grand total for the night was £4,669, with all proceeds going towards enabling WBAF to continue our services providing practical and emotional support to families in need across Westminster.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended, helped to organise, or who donated items or funds for the event. We would also like to give a big thanks to Carl Stanley of White Fox Studios for taking some amazing photos!

Thanks to everyone involved, we are one step closer to our objective of making Westminster a borough where families feel enabled to lead fulfilling lives, free from the consequences of poverty.