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ELOP is looking forward to its 2nd Annual Comedy Fundraiser next week on Thursday 20th February 2014. The event will be held at the same venue as last year, at State Street's offices in Canary Wharf - courtesy of State Street Global Pride UK. 

The event starts with a drink reception starting at 6pm, followed by a fabulous line-up of comedy and camp entertainment at its best. 

Shazia "you might win sushi in the ghetto" (you had to be there last year to get that) Mirza returns as the event's compere. Other acts include Rosie Lugosi, Mo Younger and Jen Brister. The event will also be hosted by ELOP's patron, Michael Cashman MEP.

The reasonable £50 (minimum donation) ticket price includes free wine, beer and soft drinks all evening, plus finger food sharing plates. The event will also feature a charity auction.

For tickets, please email media@elop.org or call ELOP on 020 8509 3898.

All money donated & raised on the evening will go directly to support the work of ELOP winner of the Stonewall Community Group of the Year Award 2012


ELOP is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities, and our core services include counselling and young people’s services. We can also offer training and consultancy for fellow professionals and those seeking to enhance their understanding of issues facing LGBTcommunities.




Anti-bullying charity’s 2nd annual fundraiser at the Café de Paris on Thursday 24 October

Jimmy Somerville confirmed as headline act 

Diversity Role Models’ fundraising carnival, sponsored by BNP Paribas, will be returning for its second year on Thursday 24 October.  Taking place at the Café de Paris, with a spectacular line-up of prizes, acts and entertainment in store, it’s set to be even better than last year’s event, when celebrity guests and performers such as Alison Moyet, Sue Perkins and Boy George mingled with the guests to raise £76,000 for the charity.  And with Amy Lamé hosting, it’s sure to be a riot!

This year, those lucky enough to attend will enjoy a host of acts, the most notable of which are Jimmy ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ Somerville, who will be singing his greatest hits to an appreciative crowd, and the fabulous Globe Girls, who have previously wowed the likes of Elton John and Naomi Campbell with their sophisticated take on drag complete with extravagant wigs, handmade costumes and killer heels!

Returning this year in his role as auctioneer extraordinaire, Christopher Biggins will be putting a fabulous range of prizes under the hammer:

  • Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo’s Bocca di Lupo is the setting for one of the prizes, where 20 guests will enjoy an array of delectable Italian small plates and wines while catching up with none other than guest speaker, Gareth Thomas. 
  • Dinner at Heston Blumenthal will also be playing host to two lucky Carnival guests who will be dining on the chef’s typically quirky creations (meat fruit anyone?) matched with wine.
  • Swedish Lapland is the backdrop for another of the spectacular prizes which will see two guests staying in the lap (no pun intended) of luxury at the legendary Ice Hotel for three nights, one of which will be in one of the famous ice rooms wrapped in fur blankets. The all-inclusive trip will also feature a magical tour of the Northern Lights by snowmobile.
  • For those who prefer sunnier climes, there’s a long weekend to be won at a private residence in the South of France. Featured in the top magazines such as Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and Tatler, La Fraissinède, is an exceptional country retreat set in 120 acres of spectacular grounds in the French Languedoc. With only six bedrooms in the entire property, this is the ultimate prize for anyone in need of some R&R.
  • Art aficionados are also in for a treat. There’s an original black and white lithograph of Picasso’s ‘Eveil’, one of a series created to accompany poems by Sappho, while the world-renowned artist, Andrew Salgado will be creating a bespoke piece for the night. Maggi Hambling has also offered up her talents for the cause and will be donating a piece from her collection.
  • Olympic fever may have died down now, but we’ve got the perfect boost in the form of a bona fide Olympic Torch donated by British rower and 2012 Olympic gold medallist, Katherine Grainger. And for those needing a reminder of Murray’s Wimbledon win, there’s also a signed t-shirt from the man himself. Prefer watching the tennis to collecting memorabilia? How about a private box for 14 people to watch the ATP tournament?
  • Clare Balding is also getting in on the act with two tickets to her live show followed by a trip to the green room to catch up with her and other celebrity guests.

Leading vodka brand, Grey Goose are in charge of drinks, so expect some extremely well-crafted cocktails to be flowing all night, while a vast selection of canapés and bowl food will be on offer to soak them up!

All proceeds of the night will go towards ensuring Diversity Role Models can deliver their programme to as many young people as possible and work towards a world in which homophobic bullying is a thing of the past.

Tickets are already selling very fast so don’t delay. To book ticket for this year’s event go to http://www.diversityrolemodels.org/the-diversity-role-models-carnival-2013.aspx.  It’s sure to be a night to remember.


Notes to Editors

LGBT students are three times more likely to attempt suicide. Seven out of ten lesbian and gay young people say homophobic bullying affects their school work and many have skipped school because of it. One in six has been subjected to death threats, and 52% have heard homophobic comments from teachers and school staff.

Diversity Role Models (“DRM”)

Since its formal launch in the House of Commons in November 2011, DRM has become one of the UK’s most important anti-bullying charities. DRM has already delivered over 265 pro-diversity workshops to over 5,000 pupils using 74 trained role models, communicating directly with students of all ages, using positive role models to counter negative stereotypes based on sexuality.  Of these 5,000 pupils, 92% indicated that they would treat a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) person better after the workshop, while 90% indicated that they would use the word ‘gay’ as a derogatory term less in the future. In addition, after the workshops, only 1% said they would stop being friends with someone who told them they were compared to 15% before the workshops started.

Please see some footage showing our work and our Role Models via the following links:

Or please visit www.diversityrolemodels.org and our Diversity Role Models Facebook page.

FOR MORE INFO, contact Navah Bekhor: navah@diversityrolemodels.org



AN EVENING OF LGBT COMEDY & CELEBRATION - LGBT charity, the East London Outreach Project (ELOP) will be hosting a charity fundraiser, a fun-filled evening of fine comedy, great entertainment and LGBT celebration.

Date: Thursday 14th March 2013, from 6pm
State Street Bank, 20 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HJ
A minimum donation of £45 per person to attend
Reductions for whole table bookings of 10 (subject to availability).

An Evening of LGBT Celebration at London's Canary Wharf is being kindly hosted & supported by State Street Global Pride UK.

Commencing with a warm, welcomed relaxing informal drinks reception from 6.00pm the evenings line-up will be compered by & opened with a side-splitting performance from the extremely funny, award winning stand-up British comedian SHAZIA MIRZA, followed by lively, effervescent, brilliantly witty, satirical and inevitably camp entertainment from TINA C, ROSIE WILBY, VG LEE, DAVID MORGAN, CHECKLEY & BUSH any the splendidly glamorous PINK SINGERS plus other invited special guests.

Guest public appearances include Michael Cashman MEP and Brian Paddick, along with much more to entertain us whilst we enjoy free alcoholic & soft drinks & finger-food sharing plates at our tables.

And to top it all there will be a fantastic Special CHARITY AUCTION with prizes including a rare original copy of the Civil Partnership Act signed by Government at the time it was passed, 12year aged single-malt, House of Lords Wine, gay-image oil painting, signed Gilbert & George book & lots more...

And all for just a £45 minimum donation/ person or reductions for whole table bookings for 10 people (subject to availability).

Please email admin@elop.org or call 020 8509 3898 for further booking & reference details.

Please do join us and enjoy a fantastic evening’s entertainment whilst supporting an incredibly cause.  All monies raised for the evening contribute to the delivery & expansion of ELOP front-line LGBT support services.




Organisers of The Wig Party, the iconic fundraising extravaganza of the London party scene, bring you The Masked Ball, at Café de Paris. The new event follows the massive success of the Wig Party, which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for HIV charities including NAT (National AIDS Trust). This much anticipated annual event attracts a host of celebrities including Leona Lewis, Dannii Minogue and Beverly Knight.


Due to the Wig Party being such a sensational sell-out, there’s been enormous pressure on the team to create other exciting events and so…. the ultimate T-Dance at London’s historic Café de Paris: THE MASKED BALL


A night of erotic sights and sounds, we welcome the divine and deviant to an effortless night of elegance – The dress code is relaxed but wearing a mask is compulsory.    Get on www.WigParty.org for some cool mask ideas and for the latest info on the fabulous DJs we have lined up.


Wig Party stalwart DJ ROB SYKES will be joining us fresh from playing at Matinee in London along with international superstar and veteran at some of the biggest London parties such as We Party and Beyond, DJ D’JOHNNY. One of the fastest rising DJs on the scene, Lovechild and Deviate resident, DJ MARCO GEE will also be taking a turn on the decks. PEYTON is set to storm the stage with an exclusive live performance and of course WIGGYWOO is lining up a few surprises to titillate us all.


Limited number of £8 Early Super-saver Tickets are now available on-line only from www.Clubtickets.com  .


Limited VIP tickets available priced at £25 which offer

  • ·       Priority Entry

  • ·       Access to the upstairs VIP area

  • ·       Welcome complimentary drink

  • ·       Dedicated Bar

  • ·       VIP cloakroom

  • ·       Entertainment by our roaming magicians

******Please note all door prices will go up closer to the event***** 


Tables Available

Tables with waitress service can be reserved for those wishing to buy 8 tickets or more for the VIP area. Contact NAT on 020 7814 6767 for further information.


Please note - Booking Fees apply on all tickets.


Please remember this is a charity fundraising event so we do not have a guest list.


The venue, DJs, performers, dancers, designers and organisers have given up their time and input for free for this event. We thank all those involved and all the supporters and attendees for making this possible and for making a difference.


If you unable to attend please do think about making a small donation by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.co.uk/wigpartymaskedball


100% of your ticket price and/or donation goes directly NAT, the UK’s leading policy and campaigning charity for HIV and will fund their important work – shaping attitudes, challenging injustice and changing lives.  Find out more about the charity that is transforming the UK’s response to HIV by visiting www.nat.org.uk


For the very latest news and offers join Wig Party on Facebook or get onto our e-list on www.WigParty.org





LGBT London For Ken: Fundraising Dinner 

Ken Livingstone has always supported the LBGT community, now it’s our turn to support him…


Monday 12th March
The Grand Connaught Rooms

Ken Livingstone is hosting a dinner for London's LGBT community which will take place on Monday 12th March at The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61 - 65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA. 

The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm, followed by a 3-course meal with wine at 7.30pm. Individual tickets range from £150-£250 and tables from £1500-£2500. All profits will go towards Ken's campaign to be elected Mayor of London. All ticket bookings are handled through the Labour Party website:


Please join Ken for an evening that will be full of fun and entertainment and will reaffirm Ken's commitment to LGBT issues.




For further information please telephone 07964 062766 or complete the contact form.