A West Bridgford adoption charity has expressed its delight after being chosen to receive 50 per cent of funds from a music event due to take place tomorrow night.
Faith in Families, which helps find vulnerable children full time care, and supports them in settling into their new families, was selected as one of two charities to get half the proceedings from the Hot Property Music event taking place at the Forum from 7pm.
The charity’s Head of Marketing, Clare Morrell, said: “We’re very excited about it, obviously it means a lot to the charity and with raising money for children fundraising events like this will really help us.
“A lot of the most talented musicians play at this event so to have some great music, people having a good time and lots of money being raised I think is brilliant.”
The money from the event is expected to significantly contribute to the charity’s target of raising £160,000 this year, a figure they hope to meet after unveiling Nottingham ice dancer Jayne Torvill as a patron for the organisation earlier this year.
Clare, 37, said: “Jayne’s made a big difference, she’s really helped raise the profile of the charity.
“She’s recently featured in a fundraising advert and a recruitment campaign and that’s definitely given us a boost.”
The 11th edition of the event is themed on the biggest American music over the last 50 years, with tickets costing £25.
Since its first concert in 2005, the event has raised over £180,000 for both local and national charities.
Faith in Families Chief Executive, Sumerjit Ram, said: “Faith in Families is thrilled to be selected by Hot Property as one of the charities this year to benefit from their fundraising event.”
She added: “As a children’s charity fundraising is vital to our work. We cannot do what we do without donations through events like this, which will go directly to supporting and and helping these children.”
Along with Faith in Families, money raised from the event will also be donated to fellow charity Schools for Parents, which looks to support babies and young children with conditions such as cerebral palsy.