The Stonewall Summer Party – supported by Société Générale and Square Peg Media- raised an incredible £54,000 to tackle homophobic bullying.
Host Allegra McEvedy praised Stonewall’s campaign for equal marriage and work to prevent homophobia in schools saying, ‘I have a child of my own. She may or may not grow up to be gay, but the idea of anyone ever attacking her for the most innate thing that we all feel is just unbelievably extraordinary and painful. So I thoroughly support Stonewall’s Education for All campaign.’
On the night the silent auction and raffle raised £14,000, with lots including a voicemail recording by Stephen Fry and Nancy Fouts’ surrealist sculpture Madonna with Safeway Bags. Kevin Spacey donated a signed script of the Academy Award-winning film American Beauty.
Once again, we’ve been bowled over by our supporters’ generosity. Every penny we raised on Friday will help us do even more to support lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain and around the world. We’re immensely proud of everyone who came along to support us.