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Paying It Forward With "Flying Hope"
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 8:00 PM – Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 2:00 AM GMT
Welcome to the ticket page of the charity event Flying Hope.
My name is Daniel Whytock and I’m organising this event to pay forward all the support that I’ve had in my campaign to be a final 10 contestant on the TV show The Perfect World Project. The show so far has encouraged us to do some wonderful deeds like running the streets of Birmingham to encourage people to pay their happiness forward, using social media to start a chain reaction of good deed challenges and now I want to add to that list with a good old fashion knees up in aid of a local, heroic charity the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and to send a poorly young girl called Hope on holiday to Tattershall Lakes with her family and 3 loving dogs as they fight Hopes very rare disorder called TAY-SACHS.
Trying to work out how many people voted would be so hard to whittle down but I’d say it’s between 1500 and 2000 people. From young children to grandparents, close friends to work colleagues, local businesses and even my old school John Warner. The demographic is very diverse so this party has to cater to all ** limited to capacity and people 18 years and above lol** and I’m over the moon to say that these 3 local DJs have agreed to play for us from open till close in aid of the special causes we're fundraising for.
Basement room - Deep house and good vibes
DJ - James Razda https://www.facebook.com/JamesRazda/
Signed by Locker Room Records and part of the duo Second Nature. See his page for upcoming events, we’re in for a treat!
Ground/Street floor - 90s House
DJ - Luke Jeffries
Another locally loved DJ with a spectacular taste in music that you’ll be graced with as you enter the venue playing the very best in old school house and 90s classics.
Top floor - RnB club classics
DJ - Jason Slack http://jasonslack.co.uk/
Jason has been DJ'ing locally since he could make his own breakfast and even then im sure he had one hand on a vinyl. RnB club classics will set the perfect mood for the old school vibe of the top floor part of the venue.
We will be fundraising this event via ticket sales, on the night donations and we have a fantastic photographer coming along whose high quality, jazzy images will be available online for a small donation after the event.
I would be honoured if you would all join me in this celebration of community giving and help me raise for the two special causes that the Flying Hope event is named after.
Hope is young girl of just 4 years old whom suffers from a very rare disorder called TAY-SACHS. To best describe the reason for raising for Hope I have to start at the voting stage for the TV show. Through Buntsfest Charity Music festival I met a local mum and hardworking marketeer named Emma Wood and we often discussed ways to raise awareness for my campaign. In our discussions we shared a few stories and Emma told me about her second cousin Sally, the mother of Hope and their efforts to support this awful disease that’s taken over Hopes body. Since then I’ve discussed fundraising event with Sally and asked her to share their story with us for this event.
“Ok Hope has a rare genetic disorder called TAY-SACHS, it's a regressive disorder which is life limiting so most children don't live beyond 4yrs .... The symptoms are blindness and hearing loss, seizures and not being able to swallow, and limbs become stiff and bent. Hope never rolled over, sat up, walked or talked .....she did smile once but can no longer, she used to eat solids but can no longer, she used to laugh but again can no longer. Hope can no longer cry which to say the least is one of the hardest things to deal with as I don't know if she's in pain, the brain damage also stops her bladder and bowls from working properly.”
Me and Emma discussed what we could do for their family and the idea of a holiday was born. We’re are fundraising for Hope and her family including her 3 loving dogs to go to the Tattershall Lakes to give them as much of a break from reality. I hope you’ll agree that this will be an amazing achievement from all our efforts if we can send the whole family away for a week.
Essex and Herts Air Ambulance ( EHAA)
I’m sure many of you know of the charity funded emergency service that is the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, their hard working team have most likely saved, supported or helped someone not too distant from you. Unlike the NHS emergency services, the EHAA is a Charity providing a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas and events like this ( much larger I would imagine) keep the helicopters, vehicles and doctors out in our county’s doing their life saving work.
I first came in to contact with their fundraising team at the Buntsfest Music Festival where they were the main charity being supported by the event. The event organisers have supported the charity ever since and I’ve been lucky enough to help out where I could, but probably not enough.
With no direct funding from the Government or National Lottery the EHAA rely solely upon the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to remain operational and keep saving lives.
It costs in the region of £5.8 million annually to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. The fundraising in aid of this charity is a sign of respect to every person, company, event and soul that contributes to keeping this incredible charity funded service alive.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to organise this event and celebrate with all the fantastic people that attend.
Now let’s throw one iconic party!