On Friday March 7th it was once again time for the Project Playground Gala which this time was held at Clarion Post Hotel in Gothenburg. Presented and sponsored by Zoozoo.com, Jetshop, DHL Freight Sweden, Stena Bulk, Star Republic and Turkish Airlines, it was set to be a magical evening. We welcomed our 180 guests to a mingle in the beautiful winter garden at Clarion Post Hotel where the red carpet and refreshments where waiting for them. Continuing to the dining hall, decorated in yellow and green, we enjoyed a delicious three course dinner composed by Clarion Post. The magician and comedian John Houdi hosted the evening and did an amazing job keeping our guests entertained and engaged. We also had the pleasure to present incredible artists such as Linda Lampenius, Anna Buchenhorst, Evelyn Jons and Awa who entertained our guests with both classical pieces and modern pop, raising the atmosphere. The main event for the evening was the auction which was held by John Houdi, offering a wide range of remarkable items and experiences such as a trip to South Africa, an oil painting by Birgitte Söndergaard, a soccer experience in London by Go Sport Travel, signed shirts by Zlatan and Ronaldo, a painting by Shai Dahan, a one week trip to Croatia or Sicily and many more. The most popular item of the evening was, not surprisingly, a trip to South Africa which of course includes a visit to Project Playground. We also played the game heads and tails, where the guests who participated could win books signed by Mattias Klum, one year supply of coffee from Jetbeans, free nights at Nordic Choice Hotels, and tickets to Star for Life concerts.
It was an amazing and intense evening filled with laughter, joy and solidarity! Thanks to everyone involved we managed to raise approximately 1 400 000 SEK, going directly to Project Playground. These contributions will help us greatly in our aim to expand Project Playground and help more children and youth to a meaningful spare time.
Project Playground wants to thank everyone involved and all of our guests for making this evening so special and successful. We also want to thank the sponsors and volunteers for making this possible: Zoozoo.com, Jetshop, Stena Bulk, DHL Freight Sweden, Turkish Airlines, Artist & Eventbolaget, Star Republic, PostkodLotteriet, Go Music Travel, Go Sport Travel, Marc by Marc Jacobs Sthlm, Calle Kock, Polestar, Efva Attling, Sanna Wieslander, Shai Dahan, Oscar Olsson, Birgitte Söndergaard, Eton, Aronsborg Konferenshotellet, Make up Store, Linnea Frank, Bernadotte & Kylberg, Henrik Björck and Jodi Cohen Björck, Jetbeans, Umberto and Lorella Gandini, Mattias Klum, Responstryck, Henric Lind, Just Nu, Blomsterhuset in Bollebygd, Prinsgatans Blommor, tre14, Patrik Berglund, John Houdi, Linda Lampenius, Evelyn Jons, Anna Buchenhorst, Awa, Micke Börstell, Joakim Bjuvegård, Triple & Touch, Jarno Vanhatapio, Christian Zanders, Stefano Crozzoli, Charlotte Bergman, Carolina Cederlund, Tobias Guldstrand, Kent Isaksson, Nina Holmedal, Clara Zanders, Viktoria Martincsek, Ruth Mekkonen, Rosa Tas and Claudia Ceke.
To view pictures from the gala click on the pictures below.
|Project Playground Gala in Gothenburg 2014 Red Carpet|
|Project Playground Gala in Gothenburg 2014 Mingle|
|Project Playground Gala in Gothenburg 2014 The Dinner|
|Project Playground Gala in Gothenburg 2014 The Auction|