The October Club raises over £675,000 in support of James’ Place
The money raised during two days of charitable activity will transform the charity and establish a new James’ Place suicide prevention centre for men in East London.
The October Club, a fundraising organisation based in London, chose James’ Place as their charity partner of 2020.
For the last 32 years, The October Club has supported a different, small U.K. charity undertaking a transformational project, with the aim of taking an organisation and its cause to another level, raising the profile of important issues.
Due to the pandemic, the traditional dinner organised by The October Club for its members was replaced by a private online auction event for supporters to pledge.
Ellen O’Donoghue, CEO, James’ Place said: “This is a genuinely transformational sum of money for James’ Place, and will make it possible for us to open our second centre, this time in East London. Our work to help men in suicidal crisis is vital, and we are so grateful to The October Club and all the sponsors for choosing to support us in this very difficult year, so we can reach more men and save more lives.”
Henry Knapman, Chairman of The October Club said: “We choose a charity that we believe will use the funds raised to make a significant and lasting impact. James’ Place is exactly that. We have been delighted to support its life-saving work, as it grows in stature and reach. There has never been a more important time to work to prevent suicide and we are very pleased that the money raised for James’ Place will do that.”
The event was generously sponsored by Marshall Wace, Toscafund, J.P. Morgan, Citi, Point 72, Redburn, Morgan Stanley, Shroders, Liquidnet, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Winterflood Securities, Berenberg and Numis.