Last week’s Urban Infusionz live music event in London, in aid of Cancer Research UK, raised over £2,400 for the charity.
The event, held in central London’s Sway Bar on 3rd March, was organised by digital marketing agency iProsper Media with 24-year old Kirsty Baptiste at the helm of the project.
Prior to the charity gig, area volunteer manager for Cancer Research UK Darren Couchman praised the efforts of Ms Baptiste and the iProsper team, saying they were an “absolute inspiration”.
The £2,415.40 worth of profits from the event was raised through ticket sales both online and at the door, a raffle on the night itself, and further donations through the Urban Infusionz Just Giving webpage. The night was host to more than 20 urban artists, in genres spanning from grime to soul – with the line-up including established garage artists MC Kie and MC Viper, and DJ Pied Piper.
Ms Baptiste said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the talented performers for their hard work in making the event a real success, as well as all of those who came along to support the event – each and every person contributed to making it an amazing night.”
She added: “The main people that I would particularly like to thank are Lynsey De Buse, Elliott Daley (WordPlay), Jarmaine Great, Ryan Parrott Music, Anthony Charlery (Pyronikz) and Egypt.”
Mr Couchman said that the amount would “make a huge difference in the fight against cancer”, adding: “Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress…However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters, without whom we would not be able to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.”