Saturday 12th November
aid of CLAPA Great Ormond Street Hospital
Thank you to all 110 persons who supported the event, we truly had a nostalgic and magical evening, meeting up with students we have not seen for two decades. Thank you to our Magician Tim Sutton who fooled us with his magic and tricks. Also Thanks to our compare Rory Vassall and his team of comedians who had us in tears of laughter with their comedy sketch.
Special Thanks to Sifu Alex who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare a photo video of 400 old pictures from the past 27 years of Master Andrew and his students in action and performing on stage for charity shows.
All speeches by Dr Michael Mars retired Lead Consultant Orthodontist, Dr Sifu Mark Green, Sifu Alex Istari, and Professor Nick Charalambous from Goshin Jujitsu were excellent and some personal. Master Andrew daughters Athena and Sophia made a personal speech that touched all our hearts, and had many reaching for their tissues.
Master Andrew presented prestigious “Sifu” awards to Anthony Antoniou, Marc Thompson and Rony Ganguly, they now accompany Sifu Mark Green and Sifu Alex who received their “Sifu” titles in 2001.
The 8th Rank awards were also presented to the Sifus who took their grading earlier this year.
Thank to all the staff at the The Pavilion, Crouch End who provided excellent service and delicious 3 course meal.
15 Raffle prizes were on offer – Thanks to all who donated prizes for the event.
Special Thanks to the Sanctum Soho Hotel who offered us a first prize for the raffle. Instructor Michael Dimitiriades was the lucky winner
A special thank you to “Capital Homes” who donated an Arsenal executive box for a special raffle won by Mr Jiten Vagela a student of SAS for more than 10 years but sadly no longer trains. Also thanks to Professor Nick Charalambous who arranged to get a signed Arsenal ball and keepers gloves in addition to the Sanctum Hotel prize.
We hope to raise £2500 with the Christmas raffle.
We are still collecting donations and will have a Christmas raffle for the charity. Tickets selling at our studio for a draw on the 13th Dec during our Christmas drinks night out at the Grand Union Kentish Town 8.30pm
We danced the night away till the early hours, and many left in taxis weary-eyed and with empty pockets.
Photos by Sai Photography will be available to purchase all funds are for the charity.