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Fast Forward 15 mentees to Sparkle on charity night

The mentees from Fast Forward 15 are to host an exclusive charity reception, A Night of Sparkle, next month

Fast Forward 15 founder Fay Sharpe

The 15 mentees from the Fast Forward 15 programme will host an exclusive charity reception next month.

A Night of Sparkle is set to be a fun and informal evening of networking and entertainment, with all proceeds going to Newlife Foundation, The Prince’s Trust and The Clink. It takes place on Tuesday 9 February in Basement at The London EDITION.

The evening has been developed by the participants of the inaugural Fast Forward 15 in response to a challenge set down by founder Fay Sharpe to test their event organising mettle. 

Sharpe said: “This task was designed to get the mentees to think on their feet and put what they’ve learnt from the course into practice. 

“It’s amazing to see how the first class has developed over this last year and I am amazed at how they have pulled together to create an event from scratch, organising everything from the affiliated charities and sponsors to the prestigious venue and sparkling entertainment. I look forward to seeing the room packed on the night for what promises to be a fantastic occasion.”

Fleur Burrows-Jones, hospitality events sales and marketing manager at The National Theatre is one of the Fast Forward 15 mentees who will be helping organise the event. She said: "This was a great challenge to undertake, testing out mettle and encouraging us to think outside the box to deliver a stunning and memorable event. We're delighted to have secured such a stylish venue and amazing prizes from some very generous sponsors. 

“Furthermore, the proceeds of the evening will be going to three prestigious UK charities doing important work. We look forward to an evening which truly sparkles." 

A Night of Sparkle is aimed at young professionals in and around London with tickets priced at £15 per person, which includes a canapé reception, two complimentary drinks and a goody bag. 

A raffle will also be conducted on the night, with prizes donated by All About Flights, Green Route Africa, One&Only Cape Town, MICEBOOK, The Savoy and many more.

Tickets are available to buy from the following link:

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