It was the decade that brought us everything from Game Boy’s to VHS Players, the Spice Girls to NSYNC and Pogs to Pokemon. And on Wednesday 30th October, more than 120 young professionals filled Sinai Jewish Primary School’s hall for an evening of nostalgia at Young Chai’s 90s themed quiz.
Sinai Head Teacher, Mrs Lipshaw welcomed guests and spoke of the close relationship between Sinai and Chai. She said: “Unfortunately we have families in our school who have been touched by cancer and Chai have been able to offer support to our staff so that they can provide care for our pupils. In particular art therapy for our children who have sadly lost a family member and for this we are truly grateful. At Sinai, community, family and friendship are values that underpin our school and we are delighted that we can support this excellent cause this evening.”
Throughout the evening, guests took a trip down memory lane as 90s radio and TV favourite, Pat Sharp tested their knowledge with music, movies, TV and so much more.
Following the event, Young Chai Committee Chair, Dani Popeck said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the evening’s success – raising more than £7,000 for Chai! It’s amazing to see the young community getting involved and wanting to learn more about Chai’s invaluable work. I’d like to say a special thank you to event sponsor Douglas Martin Estate Agents as well as Pat Sharp, Mrs Lipshaw and Sinai Jewish Primary School, Laine Brewery, Vintage Health and the Matalon family. We are looking forward to organising many more Young Chai events in the future.”
Danni Blumenblatt, Chai’s Community Fundraiser said: “It was wonderful to work with the Young Chai Committee. This event was the perfect opportunity to get the work of Chai out to a brand new audience. Chai needs the community’s generosity to help raise the £3.3 million it will cost to provide our services this year. We are so grateful for the support of the Committee which has helped ensure that Chai can continue to provide its specialised services to all those in our community affected by a cancer diagnosis.”
Keep an eye on our Young Chai Facebook page for upcoming details of future events. We look forward to seeing you there!