Benefit dinner and concert at St John the Evangelist Church

The Sphinx Dining Club fundraiser on 16 October at St John the Evangelist Church was a roaring success, with guests dressing up to the nines and the beautiful venue providing a wonderful backdrop to a night of fun and frolics. Guests arrived to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin, and canapes by Yun and Bella. Seated in the nave of the church, they then were treated to three course meal followed by a concert of local artistes.

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Photographs provided by Craig Richardson – copies can be obtained by contacting Craig at his Flickr page.


Our guests were mightily pleased with their evening out and some of them were kind enough to send us their feedback. Here’s some of their comments:

“I have to say it was a real triumph and wanted to send my congratulations to you and your team for a fabulous evening. The whole thing was superb, and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. It was great that so many had entered into the spirit with some splendid costumes, which really added to the rich atmosphere of the evening. It is so encouraging to be in a community that is pulling together to achieve something that will benefit the majority of its residents. So fingers crossed for more success with the Picture Palace campaign. Many thanks again, and do please have another one soon!!”

“I just wanted to say thank you for last night’s truly amazing evening. I enjoyed myself so much and I was truly impressed how well the organisation of it ran so smoothly.”

“Just to say thank you. It was a most enjoyable event, well organised and very memorable.”

“I am really overawed with the fantastic job you and your team did on Saturday. It was a flawless event in every way – perfect food, perfect decoration, perfect entertainment, perfect service – and full audience participation. I can’t wait for the next one!”

“A HUGE thank you for inviting me to such an incredible night on Saturday – you put SO much effort into everything – the venue, the decoration, the food, the outfits, music, loved the magician and also the silhouette cutting lady – she was ace, I’ve never seen anything like that before!!”

“I just wanted to say again thanks so much for organising such an amazing event last week – it really was incredible. All my invitees really enjoyed it, and paid the price on Sunday. I’m sorry I didn’t make it to the after-party, I was exhausted by all the dancing after dinner!”

“What a brilliant party it was. We really enjoyed it, and admired and appreciated the smooth running of everything.”

“Congratulations on a fabulous night – on behalf of us all thanks for great food, company and fun.”

One of our guests blogged about the evening – you can read their account here.

For more images from the evening follow this link.

A big thank you to our sponsors, supporters, performers and volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you.

The Sphinx Dining Club

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