Posted on 04/02/2014
On 24 January 2014, Royal Holloway's Classical Society threw the annual Iris Charity Ball. The ball was held in aid of The Iris Project, a charity that helps make classical subjects more readily available for children in inner-city state schools. This was the second year that the ball took place and this year we wanted to make it bigger and better! The setting up of the hall was rather ‘all hands on deck’ to say the least, but everyone really pulled together and in the end Founders Dining Hall looked lovely. To kick off the night Absolute Harmony gave us a beautiful set of three rainbow-themed songs, including Somewhere over the Rainbow and Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. This provided a lovely opening to the night and set the night off with great success. We were very fortunate to have a guest speaker, Neil Parkinson, a trustee of the Iris Project, who gave a brilliant speech explaining what the charity had achieved so far and where the money we had raised went. Throughout the rest of the night the Jazz Band played a set that well and truly got everyone on their feet.
Overall, the Ball and the Toga Week fundraising in which the society took part during the week before all together raised £2,148 for the Iris Project! A big thank you to everyone that came to the Ball or supported us in our fundraising, and let's hope that next year is even better!
Charity Officer, Royal Holloway Classical Society