John Healey helps me raise £4,000
The Sun and Doves made an excellent venue for a fundraiser organised and hosted by me to raise money for the Val Shawcross Deputy Mayoral and GLA campaign. The pub is unfortunately soon to close, but we gave it a good send off and raised £4,000 in the process.
I was the compere for the evening, a role that I much enjoy. After warming up the crowd, John Healey gave an excellent keynote speech, backed up by more stirring deliveries from Harriet Harman, Ken Livingstone, Val Shawcorss and Chuka Umunna.
The money raised will pay for a professional organizer to make the campaign bigger and better, reaching more people in Lambeth and Southwark and across London as Val campaigns alongside Ken Livingstone.
Thanks to all attendees and speakers. Special thanks to the event organising team including Sheila Taylor, Mary Doherty and Mark Williams.