Press Release – 21 June 2016
The “So Amazing Events” company is organising a Fundraising Summer Ball on Saturday July 30th to commemorate Emancipation Day in London this year. It will be held at the historic Leyton Great Hall in East London.
The proceeds from the night will go to the National Education Trust in Jamaica.
National Education Trust Limited (NET) is the agency of the Government of Jamaica that mobilises financial and quality resource investments for schools in Jamaica to achieve greater levels of access to education and learning.
As a registered charitable organisation and a public company limited by guarantee, NET is staffed by a team of competent and highly experienced managers, administrators and technical professionals, who are known for excellence in service delivery and their shared passion for nation-building.
The Trust is governed by an equally reputable Board of top professionals from the public and private sectors that is accountable to the Minister of Education. The Board of Directors provide the strategic leadership that enables NET to fulfil its mandate as an independent, transparent and highly responsive organisation to local and international donors and a growing clientele of beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
Since its inception in 2010, NET has developed a track record for efficiency and adherence to quality standards, to the satisfaction of both donors and beneficiaries alike, who require effective coordination and cost-effective delivery of projects.
NET is therefore, the focal point for investment and philanthropic contributions designed to bring transformative impact to the education sector, especially by the enthusiastic Jamaican Diaspora which consistently supports education initiatives and projects. NET is committed to working with philanthropic individuals and organisations to ensure that under-served areas in the education system seamlessly benefit from their generosity and goodwill.
The overall aim of the Emancipation Summer Ball is to raise awareness of the historical facts relating to the abolition of slavery, whilst acknowledging the struggles and celebrating the achievements of our Caribbean ancestors.
Suzette McLean, Director of So Amazing Events stated “The Emancipation Story is a fundamental part of our UK history and we see the Summer Ball as the first step in an education programme not just for those of Caribbean descent but for everyone living here in the UK”.
Tickets are priced at £60.00 per person and the price includes a Cocktail Drinks Reception and sumptuous 3 Course Meal.
Guests will be entertained by the “Duchess of Comedy” Glenda Jaxson and be treated to a variety of musical performances and poetry. The much loved Jamaican radio personality, Patricia Eves-McKenzie will be the MC for the night.