The Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK. They provide education and care, from 2 – 25 years, at the outstanding school and college and through short breaks services.
The Seashell Trust approached Make Events to turn their live event into a virtual experience. Their annual ball had to be cancelled following the Covid-19 outbreak. As the ball is the Trust’s main source of fundraising, the aim was to entertain the 400 guests who were looking forward to attending and raising funds for the Trust.
To mark the occasion and still provide an opportunity to raise vital funds for the trust, Make Events created The Strictly Lockdown Quiz. Whilst we produced the show from our studio (at a social distance), we recruited Gethin Jones to host the event from his flat.
Famous names taking part were TV’s Vernon Kay, funnyman Justin Moorhouse, actor Kelvin Fletcher and guest appearances from TV stars Michelle Keegan, Gemma Atkinson and Samia Longchambon.
Also making a guest appearance was Strictly star Denise van Outen who encouraged viewers to dance along to a DJ set
The event raised £10,000 for The Seashell Trust
“It says a lot about the generosity of people during these tough times. Through Make Events’ efforts it was also an insight into how company events might be run in the immediate future.”
– Gethin Jones, TV presenter and host