Every since Grow opened 5 years ago, we’ve been committed to helping raise vital funds for the causes we care about. We usually host between 1-2 fundraising events a month, but over 6 weeks in May and June, we had a marathon of our own and squeezed in 6 events. We work in collaboration with our partners to organise these events and where people give up their skills, time and talent for the causes they are passionate about.
6 FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN 6 WEEKS
1) The amazing Heliocentrics returned to Grow’s stage for a special performance to raise funds for Herbalists Without Borders who are a grass roots organisation providing herbal medicine for herbal healthcare to people fleeing conflict, persecution and intolerable living conditions.
2) In the same week, Love Music, Hate Racism brought a whole host of local talent or their fundraiser, including: BB James, Jed Payne, Holly Holden, The Nominees and DJ Ohcee. Proceeds from the event help the Love Music, Hate Racism team to use the energy and vibrancy of the music scene to promote unity and tackle racism through education and events.
3) Extinction Rebellion took over for all-day festival of live music, block printing and workshops with a full and eclectic programme including Alice Callari, Super Full Moon, Bamboo Smoke, Smiley & The Underclass, Alissa Skorik (Alberto Rettore) and Liba Ravindran . It was organised by Extinction Rebellion Haringey, Extinction Rebellion Hackney (EAST LND) and AM Productions and 100% proceeds go to support XR Hackney projects and other London groups to facilitate more outreach events.
5) In May 2018, our friend Kevin Headley suddenly passed away. Many people knew and loved Kevin as he was an amazing force and continues to be missed by many. Kevin was involved in many music and art projects across London (including hosting our open mic night and art fesitvals) but he also worked tirelessly to support charities and people experiencing homelessness, including The Big Issue Foundation and Groundswell UK so to celebrate his life we had open decks and live music event in his memory to help raise money for the above charities and the British Heart Foundation.
6) We're big fans of the work of local mental health charity Core Arts in Hackney and have raised money for them at our Hackney Half Marathon After-Party for the past few years. This year, one the Grow team, Anthony Nidis, ran the 13.1 miles to raise funds and we also donated some money taken at the bar during the pary where legendary DJ Dominic Benjamin graced the decks.