Made in Dagenham screening raises £3,000 for Friendship Works

On Wednesday 19 March, around 50 guests attended our special screening of the hit film Made in Dagenham at the Moving Picture Company in Soho.  We are thrilled to announce that the event raised £3,000 for Friendship Works.

Our guests, all ladies living locally to Friendship Works, enjoyed a bubbly reception before watching the film and taking part in a Q&A with the film’s producer Stephen Woolley.  Stephen spoke passionately about the warmth, honesty and humour of the women in the film as well as the enormity of what they achieved and its relevance still today.  Born and bred in Islington, Stephen was also inspired by the support that Friendship Works provides to underprivileged young people in the borough.  We are sincerely grateful to our mentor Faye for sharing her story of friendship with her young mentee.

We would also like to say a very special thank you to Camden resident, friend and supporter, Fiona Cartwright and her excellent team, for organising the event and encouraging her friends to come along and support Friendship Works.  Without friends like Fiona, we simply could not carry on our work.  Thanks also go to Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen and Number 9 Films, the Moving Picture Company and the lovely Hannah Berry George, who gave up her time to host the event.

If you live in Camden or Islington and think you might be able to organise a fundraising event big or small, then please get in touch with us at info@friendshipworks.org.uk.  The Fundraising Team will be happy to talk through your idea and we will support you every step of the way.