2010 – the year of fundraising

After such an exciting climax to 2009, when Bromley Council’s planning committee refused Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) change of use of the bingo hall at 25, Church Road from D2 leisure to D1 Place of Worship, the Picture Palace Campaign (PPC) has begun 2010 by fundraising in earnest in anticipation of an appeal by the KICC.

This was magnificently kick started by The Bigger Picture Gallery, which very generously held an online silent auction for “Big Yellow Field” – an original painting by Bigger Picture artist Angelique Hartigan.  A cheque for over £200 – 50% of the auction proceeds was passed to the PPC.

This was swiftly followed by mother and local entrepreneur Rachel d’Cruze of the Mother and Baby Fairs Sell It Mama enterprise announcing that a proportion of the proceeds for all Sell It Mama 2010 events were being donated to the campaign. The fair raised over £100 for the campaign.

With a staggering £200 being raised by an impressive turn out at the Grape and Grain pub on a cold February evening for a film and local history quiz night and Bafta sweepstake. Well done to all the teams that took part –  A fun evening was had by all – it really is great when a community comes together and the Grape and Grain is a good venue for that. Congratulations to Team Brilliant (an impromptu team) who were the lucky winners of a pair of cinema tickets each.  And, a special mention must go to team Carry on Campaigning! Couch Potato’s blog Bafta night discovery sums up the evening perfectly.

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