African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) Turns 20

The night raised over £4,000 for the groundbreaking charity

MORE THAN £4,000 was raised for the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) over the weekend as the charity celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Saturday (Jul 16) saw the anniversary party to celebrate 20 years of leading blood cancer charity ACLT, founded by Beverley De-Gale and Orin Lewis.

Over 300 supporters with a mix of personalities from the UK’s entertainment industry attended the event, hosted at Slug & Lettuce, St Mary’s Axe.

The evening event, sponsored by Sackville Travel and Jamaica National Bank, was hosted by comedian Kojo and included performances by spoken word artist and ACLT Celebrity Ambassador George the Poet with comedy from long term supporter Slim the Comedian. DJ’s on the night included Manny Norte, Abrantee, Trevor Nelson, Fifth Avenue, Mr Play and Ronnie C.

The night also included spoken word from Mark Thompson, the husband of leukaemia survivor Sarah Thompson, who received patient support from ACLT during her diagnosis in May 2004.

A silent auction and raffle took place on the night and included prizes such as Kyle Walker Signed Football Boots, 2x Chelsea FC vs. West Ham Premier League tickets, with the bonus raffle prize of the night; 2x flight to any Caribbean Island donated by event sponsors Sackville Travel.

[Photo credit: BlackInkPhoto]

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