October 2019 saw the 4th anniversary of the JD Foundation and we celebrated in style by hosting our 3rd fundraising ball
An incredible £125,000 was raised on the evening for The JD Foundation. We are excited to announce that this will allow us to fund a new grant scheme which we plan to launch in the second part of 2020. The grant scheme will focus on homelessness and mental health charities which affect so many people’s lives nationally and allow greater access for smaller, lesser known charities, who work tirelessly in local communities, to much needed funding.
The ball was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, hosting a drinks reception and a gala dinner. Our special guests included performances from Suggs, the cast of the West End musical, We Will Rock You and Alex Birtwell and his band. A surprise performance from Luci Ormrod, JD’s own label Menswear designer, surprised colleagues and guests alike with a fantastic version of “Climb” by Miley Cyrus, to showcase our charity weekend held in the Summer with young people from 15 of our charities.
John Mcavoy, (Iron Bars to Iron Man) talked about his early life, how sport changed his life and how the JD Foundation can and does Change Lives. John was interviewed by TV celebrity, Radzi Chinyanganya.
We would like to thank all the suppliers of the JD Group for their support on the evening and in raising so much money for the JD foundation.