So you can have a laugh and support a serious cause!
Our second ever ‘An evening with…’ event, this time featuring Rory Bremner has been a huge success, attracting 200 people and raising over £5500. The money raised will be used to help us secure better outcomes, support and treatment for our brain tumour patients.
The event in Winchester Cathedral’s stunning Nave was introduced by Canon Roly Reim. The warm up act, Karen Bayley had the audience laughing loudly before Rory Bremner took to the stage with his quick witted coverage of topical events, which brought the crowd to rapturous applause.
Helen Bulbeck our ‘grand fromage’, said of the event: “This evening with Rory Bremner has been a huge success for brainstrust. Our work with brain cancer patients across the country is very serious, but we like to show that you can support a serious cause and have a great time. It’s always a pleasure holding events in our hometown, and to have the support of Winchester Cathedral and local businesses, Warren’s Office, Biopharma and Quayline Digital has been an added coup for us. Without these people, we wouldn’t be able to tell this tale of great success which will have a huge impact on our work with brain tumour patients across the country.”
And what did Rory Bremner have to say? “It was a real pleasure and I thoroughly enjoyed it”, and to support act Karen Bayley on twitter, he says “Great working with you… …thought we’d do York Minster next. And then tour. Sistine Chapel, Chartres, the Wailing Wall”.
Left to right, Karen Bayley, Helen Bulbeck (brainstrust director), Rory Bremner, Meg Jones (brainstrust icon and trustee)