Pingpongathon in aid of BBC Children in Need
They say that things aren’t as good second time around, hence the notorious second album syndrome. Our second annual Pingpongathon, however, joined Back To The Future and roast beef flavoured Monster Munch on the short list of things that have made triumphant returns.
For the past two years the residents of Holborn Studios have joined us in pinging and ponging their way through an evening of fun and fundraising in aid of BBC Children in Need.
Alongside a ping pong tournament the evening, hosted by BT Sport’s Abi Griffiths, also featured a silent auction and raffle, where a host of prizes including UEFA goodie-bags, boxes of booze and even side-stage tickets to the Royal National Opera were dished out to help push the total into quadruple digits. A big thanks goes out to Abi and all of those who donated such incredible prizes.
…people dug deep and contributed towards a total of over £3,500 raised for the charity
Some of the details of the night are sadly tricky to recall, thanks in part to Meantime Brewery’s generous donation of refreshments, though from the subsequent aftermath it’s fair to say that all had a good time. More importantly though, people dug deep and contributed towards a total of over £3,500 raised for the charity this year.