Local festival defies COVID-19 with superb result

10 September 2021

Local festival defies COVID-19 with superb result

Local music and literature festival Proms at St Jude’s has been able to donate an amazing £60,000 to Toynbee Hall and the North London Hospice, despite lower audiences than usual in June because of the pandemic. As a bonus - not a single person was pinged by NHS England as a result of the festival.

“We were delighted to be able to put on one of the first live festivals in 2021”, said Richard Clegg, Proms Chair.

 

“Its success, both in terms of performer and audience feedback and the remarkable financial outcome is in no small part due to the immense generosity of our partners, sponsors, advertisers, supporters, Friends and audiences. It is also a tribute to 12 months of dedicated work by the Proms Board and Committee members – I thank them all.” 

“The generosity of the Proms family never ceases to amaze us”, said Robin Langrishe, Director of Fundraising at North London Hospice. “Every penny donated goes towards supporting 3,500 people reaching the end of their lives, and their families, in our community each year. The last 18 months have been extremely difficult, so it was wonderful to be back at St Jude’s Church in the summer for this very special event.” 

The next Proms festival will be held at St Jude’s Church and The Henrietta Barnett School from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July 2022.

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Jess Gillam Ensemble at Proms at St Jude's2021
Richard Clegg, Chairman Proms at St Jude's