In pictures: Fast Forward 15's charity fundraiser at Egg in King's Cross

FF15 mentees went back to the 1980s and raised money for charity in celebration of International Women's Day.

All photos courtesy of Darren Bandoo Photography
All photos courtesy of Darren Bandoo Photography


On Tuesday night, the Fast Forward 15 mentees put on a 1980s-themed charity fundraiser called ‘Back in the game’.

Guests came ready to take part in all sorts of games, from playing on Nintendo consoles (remember those rectangular controllers?) to giant versions of Connect 4.

The event was organised in response to a challenge set down to test the event planning prowess of the mentees. This year’s team exceeded their target and raised over £4,000 on the night with all proceeds going to Smart Works and Fast Forward 15. 

Entertainment for the evening was supplied by Wildfire, who challenged guests to win an exciting selection of prizes on the old-school classic Pac Man and Neuron Racer.

"The Fast Forward 15 journey has been an incredibly rewarding experience, culminating in a fantastic charity event which smashed all targets thanks to our supporters," said head of events at Chinawhite and Fast Forward 15 mentee Gabrielle Austen Browne.

"I can’t emphasise enough what a worthwhile and inspiring mentorship programme this is and would encourage any ambitious women in events and hospitality to apply, no matter what stage of their career they are at."

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