Reverse Rett is our chosen charity as you know, and they host an annual fundraising dinner at this time of year. Ordinarily this is in a fancy London venue and everyone gets dressed up for an evening’s food, entertainment and enriching spirits. This year they decided to take this party online rather than cancel it altogether, and hosted a really successful evening featuring musicians, a magician, interviews and stories, Matt Smith, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Howard… and us!
We agreed to donate the prize of a day trip with us on our ocean rowing boat around the beautiful Firth of Forth where we live, and they asked if we could be interviewed as part of the show. Of course we agreed and you can watch our section from the show below.
The Big Night In online was a huge success – instead of the 500 guests they are limited to by the venue, there were 2000 tickets sold for the online show and some amazing prizes on the silent auction and prize draw. We were amazed by how much was bid to spend a day with us and are delighted that we could support the evening.
As I write this the finally tally for the evening hasn’t yet been finalised, but by the end of the show itself the total was already over £53,000 which I think is an astonishing amount for an online show!