Tackle4MCR Vincent Kompany Testimonial Dinner 2019
In September 2019 we had the honour of photographing Vincent Kompany’s Testimonial Dinner in aid of the homeless charity Tackle4Mancester. The star-studded event was held at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in Deansgate and raised £216,000 for the charities Bed Every Night scheme.
Tackle4MCR is becoming the most talked about charity in the region due to the combined efforts of Vincent Kompany and the Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, to address rough sleeping on the streets of Manchester.
During the event, guests were shown testimonials from individuals that have already been helped by the Bed Every Night Scheme set up by Andy Burnham to get people off the streets of Manchester. These people fell on hard times and are a true inspiration, and their stories are a sharp reminder that this could happen to anyone of us at any time.
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The successful event was organised by Roland Dransfield PR Firm and by Laura Wolfe (who works directly for Vincent) and Road3. We were booked by Road3 who are specialists in event planning and management.
There were a host of celebrity speakers such as Gethin Jones, Gary Lineker, and Andy Burnham. Along with a smattering of premiership footballers and managers such as Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Barnadro Silva, Sergio Aguero, Joe Hart and Jolyon Le Scott to name just a few!
It wasn’t just Manchester’s footballing stars out in full. Noel Gallagher and Bez from the Happy Mondays were also in attendance representing Manchester’s iconic music scene. With so many stars in the room it was hard to know who or what to photograph first.
A highlight was Noel Gallagher performing a 20 minutes set of some undisputed classics. His opening songs had everybody spellbound and slightly overcome. Though, it wasn’t long before people were up on their feet and singing along.
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There were also performances from Manchester’s very own The Sing Out Music Choir who performed their unique blend of gospel songs for guests on entrance and during the meal. Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan also performed two of the tracks from his very successful debut album.
Duke, a totally original beatboxing trio that consist of three voices and one guitar, went down an absolute storm as did DJ Yoda who took the dancefloor and the party to the next level.
Everyone who attended this amazing event had a blast and the organisers and celebrities really did make everyone in attendance feel special. An amazing night for a fantastic charity. Thank you for booking us guys. We loved it!