Amber Rocks fundraiser

Date: 23 May 2008


Astaggering ¬£500k raised in support of young homeless people. This is the latest update following the recent fundraising ‘Amber Rocks’ party hosted at Frankie’s Bar in Knightsbridge, London by Formula One icon Eddie Jordan and Michelin Star chef Marco Pierre White. Celebrities including Damon Hill, Barry McGuigan, Ross Kemp, Mike Rutherford, Roger Taylor and Nick Mason contributed generously to an evening of musical performances and fundraising for the Amber Foundation, the UK charity established to help disadvantaged young people rebuild their lives to independence.

Eddie Jordan’s band, The Robbers got the party into full swing and were joined on stage by several of the celebrity guests displaying their hidden musical talents with impromptu guest performances. Clearly swept up by the mood of the evening, enthusiastic bidding ensued for the top auction prize – the latest state of the art green must-have – a high performance Vectrix e-bike. Damon Hill raced ahead as the evening’s highest bidder for the supercharged zero emission motor-bike. Queen drummer Roger Taylor and his partner Sarina beat off the competition in close second place with their bid for the second Vectrix donated for the event.

“Amber is a fantastic charity and it was great that Vectrix supported it by supplying their carbon zero electric bikes for the auction. I could not resist the chance to own one of these environmentally friendly motorbikes and help Amber at the same time! Now I feel twice as good as I did before!” Said Damon Hill.

Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, Vectrix UK Ltd, said. “Amber Rocks was a phenomenal evening. We are privileged to be able to support such a worthwhile charity giving vital support to disadvantaged young people. Eddie Jordan is obviously passionate about the work of Amber, and Amber Rocks was a superb event and an unmatched evening of Rock.”

Sue Crawford-Condie from Amber said “We are stunned by the success of this event.Eddie Jordan and Marco Pierre White’s support is hugely important in helping us to raise the money we need for a new Amber centre. This evening is the culmination of their tireless effort and we are grateful to all who contributed so generously.”

All proceeds from the ‘Amber Rocks’ event will go towards funding a new Amber centre.

What is Amber?

“Amber has consistently offered and provided excellent opportunities for both the homeless and offenders. Many young people owe their current levels of stability and employment to this project and due to the unique nature of the objectives pursued at Amber the ethos has inspired chaotic young people to take personal responsibility for thir lives. HMP Exeter regards Amber as a pivotal part of it’s re-offending strategy”

– Andrew Bovey, Accommodation Advisor, HMP Exeter

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