Albert Kennedy Trust’s Spring Carnival

Sunday 22nd April saw PR Executive Melanie Green and myself get dressed up for a very worthy cause, the Albert Kennedy Trust’s Spring Carnival at London’s chic Ivy Club – an auction to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust.

The AKT’s mission statement is “to ensure all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people should be able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be living in a hostile environment”.

Throughout the course of the event, I got to learn more about the charity and what they do. They work with many young people who have come out to their families and are struggling with the response that they have got and provide them with accessible and safe, positive environments.

The auction prizes included a VIP backstage access to the Royal English Ballet, a cocktail making evening at the Ivy Club, a photoshoot in OK! magazine and a limited edition Jean Paul Gaultier for Diet Coke gift – many auction prizes went for thousands of pounds, which was wonderful!

The evening was wonderfully presented by the trust’s Daniel Winterfeldt and included a very special performance by Dan G Sells from The Feeling, as well as DJ sets from Jodie Harsh and Munroe Bergdorf and a few celebrities attended including the openly gay Russell Tovey, Duncan from Blue and Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel-Horwood.

We included some of our Medium Pencils in the goody bags to show our support!

It was a really great night and for such a worthy cause – I urge you to check out the Albert Kennedy Trust website and facebook page!


Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert