A Night of Sparkle

On Tuesday 9th February 2016, the 15 mentees from the Fast Forward 15 programme hosted an event to raise money for 3 amazing charities: New Life, The Clink and The Prince’s Trust.

What started off as a competition set by FF15 Founder, Fay Sharpe soon became a struggle to pull off! Due to work commitments and the myriad of Christmas parties taking over the suitable venues in London, the event was pushed back from its original date of December. We all soon realised that we would have to change strategy and being event managers we all know what it is to have a Plan B, and C and D…..

In January we decided to come together as one big team to lessen the pressure on everyone and to guarantee a much bigger event, resulting in more money to donate to the charities!

Countless conference calls and meetings later: A Night of Sparkle was born! We wanted to give everyone a chance to come along and let their hair down after work. We called on our event industry contacts and secured 13 amazing raffle prizes from Tea for Two at The Savoy to a £500 voucher from All About Flights, an incredible Ice Sculpture from Ice Box London and a ridiculously talented band from ContraBand: Brand New Groove, who kept the crowd dancing until the bitter end!

It was an amazing success! Keep an eye on our Twitter account for news of how much we raised!

It was an incredible experience working with 14 other talented event organisers; challenging at times…it always is when so many opinions come together but overall a brilliant project!

We’ll be sharing official pictures and videos soon, but for now check out a couple below 🙂

(As promised here is the link to the official event photos, see if you can find yourself! http://darrenbandoo.com/client-pages/fast-forward-15-a-night-of-sparkle/ and the official event video.)

This is not the last you’ve seen of us!

– The Collective


Applications are being accepted for the next intake of event professionals to join Fast Forward 15! I’m coming to the end of my time in this programme and it has all been so beneficial, I would highly recommend you check it out: http://www.fastforward15.co.uk/

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~ Are you in the events industry? What has been your most challenging event and why? ~


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