2 November 2015

The Leicestershire and Rutland committee for the charity held an event last week that raised over £1,000 in vital funds for the crime-fighting organisation.

The event took place on Thursday 29th October, and was attended by around 50 people,who helped to raise the vital funds, which will be ploughed into work that looks to keep local communities safe.

Lord Mayor in attendance

Those that attended included guest speakers Lord Mayor of Leicester City Council Councilor, Ted Cassidy, High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Gordon Arthur, and Assistant City Mayor Councillor, Manjula Sood.

Leicester Charity event October 2015

Romail Gulzar, Chairman of Leicestershire and Rutland Crimestoppers UK, said that the evening was a great success.

“I was extremely happy with how the evening went and I am grateful for all who attended,” he said.

“We hope that we have raised local awareness of the charity and it’s work in making the community a safer place.”

As well as the guest speakers in attendance, the evening consisted of a raffle and entertainment from Leicester’s Got Talent 2013 winner, Lydia Unsudimi, opera singer Stephanie Hill, and the singing policeman, Kabhi Nazar.  

High Sherriff of Leicestershire, Gordon Arthur, was extremely pleased with the work of the charity.

“It was a fascinating and vibrant evening that brought together different cultures as a collective.

“My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it, we didn’t know much about Crimestoppers before today, but we certainly do now!”

Lord Mayor of Leicester City Council, Ted Cassidy added: “It was a wonderful evening, the singing was tremendous and the company magnificent.

“Volunteers that are involved in these charities are tremendous and if we can support them by coming to raise money at these events then I will continue to do so.”

 Leicester Charity event October 2015 (2)

Miss England impressed

Miss England, Natasha Hemmings, marveled at the work of the volunteers.

“I think the charity is amazing; the idea behind it is very thoughtful and they really think about the public in terms of providing them with a safer place to live,“ she said.

Tickets were priced at £15 a head, which included a champagne reception, dinner and entertainment.  

The raffle prizes were donated by various local businesses, of which the committee from Crimestoppers is extremely grateful.