We do not need magic to change the world; we need people like Gina Long, MBE and founder of GeeWIzz Foundation, to raise funds for charity by organising events like the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball. Her success is from championing a cause greater than herself. GeeWizz was created to help children, young adults and their families, living with disability and those affected by cancer in Suffolk and Norfolk.
GeeWizz Midsummer Ball 2018
The first ever GeeWizz Midsummer Ball was held this year at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk. We, at Dreamwave Events, are proud to have offered our support. I’m please to say the event was a more than a sound success raising nearly £50,000!
Hundreds of guests attended a glorious evening of fantastic food and exceptional entertainment. There was music, dancing and a grand auction to be enjoyed by the all in a sunny summer setting.
How did Dreamwave support the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball?
We were sooooo pleased that Gina approached us again for our help following our previous pairings at the Fenwick and Milsoms Fashion Show in 2018 and Secret Garden Charity Ball in 2016. Gina asked us to provide our top quality DJ equipment for Guest DJ; PA Sound Systems; our skilled Dreamwave DJ’s and insatllation of our exquisite Lighting concepts. We gladly obliged as one of their main sponsors.
Gina said: “We just wanted to say the BIGGEST THANK YOU for your WONDERFUL support in helping us raise £48,797 for our very special GeeWizz Charity at our Midsummer Party, on what was the most perfect Friday evening at Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall. To say you so went above the call of duty, would be an understatement. I am indebted to you, you really are SUPERSTARS, thank you, thank you, thank you. The Hangar and Kesgrave Hall Gardens, looked so absolutely beautiful. It really was the best, most memorable, magical evening, one that everybody loved being at. Ali LOVED working with you all, we can’t wait to work with you again and again.”
Outside – DJ and Concept Lighting at Kesgrave Hall
Our Festoons were positioned outside in Festival style lighting hanging from tree to tree, decorated with foliage from Figa & Co, leading guests down steps to The Hangar entrance. Selected trees were also wrapped in our Fairy Lights to further enhance the festival feel.
Outside – The Hangar Entrance – BBQ Area
The festival feel event lighting continued down the steps leading to our Dreamwave designed outdoor stage wood pallet composition with a hessian backdrop. This was additionally complemented by hanging lamps, our Wooden DJ Booth , large Vintage Blaze retro lights to add to the vibe and a stunning enrichment of foliage. The composition of this set up completely blew me away! On top of this, our Dreamwave DJ performed our renowned Cocktail DJ Set whilst guests arrived to upbeat festival music in the mix.
The Hangar, Marquee Entrance
We supplied and installed lose hanging festoons in the entrance marquee and further greenery was added by Figa & Co to continue the theme.
The Main Hangar Area
The festival vibe progressed into the main Hangar area by hanging pendant lamps and foliage around the wall areas. A simple Fairy Light design was hung to a central point.
Our specialist Dreamwave Lighting Technician controlled the lighting from our own control desk to create the inspired festive effect.
All in all it was a pretty awesome day. Judging by the amount raised the event was obviously a huge success that was enjoyed by all who attended. We had a great time. Thank you to Gina Long and GeeWizz for asking us to be part of the day!
All photos by Lucy Taylor Photography