Hundreds of Plymouth business owners came together at the Crown Plaza for a charity fundraiser, together raising £35,000 for the Plymouth Together fund.
A minute silence started the night off with organiser and compere Paul Montgomery reflecting on the tragedy and how the local businesses have the opportunity through this fundraiser to make a positive change.
Despite only having a few weeks planning the fundraiser was a huge success and professionally ran, the event had raffles, an auction and entertainment from popular band Love Amp.
A special dance tribute from two young stars from popular dance group Street Factory, choreographed by Toby Gorniak MBE, were said to have really stolen the show.
The two young performers Rhianna Roseblade Grew and Lila Munday going by dance names Top Cat and Bgirl Dixie, performed a personalised dance tribute to Keyham, this moving piece brought many smiles and tears and received a standing ovation.
Luke Pollard MP said:
“I want to thank the businesses of Plymouth for putting on this fundraiser, and give a special mention and thanks to the committee that planned this fantastic event: Paul Montgomery, Annette Laurie, Agata Kalend-Luszczynska, Lauren Rogers and Michael Mann.
“Sadly I wasn’t able to attend as I was in Glasgow for COP26, but I want to thank everyone who took part to achieve such a great sum of money – simply outstanding”.
“It’s events like this that show the best of Plymouth and the strength and unity within it.”