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AKT EVENT SEES FUNDRAISING ACHEIVE DOUBLE THE TARGET

Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank and Waterloo Road actress Heather Peace were amongst the stars taking to the red carpet at a recent fundraising event orgainsed by ‘Out on the Roof’ in aid of the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) last month.

Out on the Roof has been supported by event management consultancy, called Spectrum (Leopold Marketing and Barclays Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), staff network).  Through working closely with the AKT, organisers have raised over £6,833 for the charity – more than doubling the £3,000 target set.

This is the first time that Leopold Marketing and Barclays Spectrum have joined forces to support a LGBT fundraising activity. The event sold out within a matter of days of going on sale and feedback from ticket holders and celebrities suggests that this will be the first of many similar events to be held in the future.

Leo Platt, director Leopold Marketing told Gaylife: “It has been a huge pleasure to work with Barclays Spectrum and The Albert Kennedy Trust, to put on an event that has stimulated such significant ticket sales and fundraising activity. Out on the Roof has been a massive amount of fun to organise but above all we are delighted to be making such a positive contribution to the Albert Kennedy Trust. Watch this space for details of our next event!”

Tim Sigsworth, CEO of The Albert Kennedy Trust added: “I would like to thank Barclays Spectrum for hosting a wonderful fundraiser, as part of their on-going commitment to AKT. Many thanks also to Leopold Marketing who kindly gave pro bono support to create a fantastic event.  The evening was a great success and we were very proud and pleased to share the evening with so many of AKT existing supporters as well as many new friends.”

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