Aftershock Dinner Photos in aid of Jimmy’s Jan 2020
Aftershock, the young people’s group at St Mary’s parish church, raised £3,905 for Jimmy’s homeless charity when they prepared for and entertained 68 guests at a dinner evening on Saturday, 11th January 2020.
Photos below show the youngsters preparing for the dinner and a few taken during the evening.
On 11th January, Aftershock welcomed 68 guests, including Councillor Arthur Coote, Mayor of Saffron Walden, to enjoy a sumptuous 3-course meal and entertainment in St Mary's Parish Rooms. The evening was hosted by two young comperes who introduced the guests to entertainment by the young people showcasing their talents which included musical renditions on the piano, cello and clarinet, ending with a comical sketch. Matt Williamson, the Youth Worker at St Mary's Church, enthused ‘Aftershock has many talented young people and it’s great to have the opportunity to use their gifts to serve others and raise money for a great cause’.
This was the sixth year that Aftershock had arranged such an event, the purpose of which is to raise money for Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge. Among the guests were representatives from Jimmy’s who shared information about the work of the charity and what difference the money raised would make to the lives of those they support.
Barry Griffiths, from Jimmy’s said, “Here at Jimmy's we are really blessed by support from Aftershock. It is a genuine pleasure to meet and chat with all of the people who attend and we are astounded by the generosity over the years, culminating in such an amazing amount raised this year. Thank you so much to all who gave and all who have participated and organised the event. Your donations allow us to develop our service and continue to support those who need our services. Thank you all."
For over 20 years, Jimmy’s has been providing help for the homeless in Cambridge. They work with the local Community, Volunteers and Partner agencies to deliver 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed. More information is available at www.jimmyscambridge.org.uk