Star-studded event raises £15K for Pakistan
A host of celebrities from the world of music, radio, TV and fashion, joined forces last night, to raise funds for the Pakistan flood victims at the Floods Disaster Charity Gala, which took place at London’s Troxy.
The star-studded event saw special performances from Canadian pop sensation Raghav collaborating with British rapper Bashy, and British Asian rap star Shizzio teaming up with American R’n’B and Hip Hop superstar TQ. Manchester pop duo Bonafide also gave a world exclusive performance of their charity single ‘Jeevay Pakstan’ (Long Live Pakistan) to rapturous applause.
Model and presenter Gulzaeb Beg Ali and charismatic TV/Radio broadcaster, Murtz were hosts for the evening where an incredible £15,000 was raised for the DEC appeal, all of which will go towards helping rebuild the country hit by the disastrous floods in July 2010.
The audience last night were in for a treat when BBC Radio 1’s DJ Nihal was up on the decks for a celebrity fashion show featuring BBC 1’s Waterloo Road star Karen David, Channel 4’s The Family stars Sunny, Shay and Tindy Grewal and Bend It Like Beckham and former Eastender Ameet Chana amongst a host of other glamorous celebrities.As well as the host of famous faces lending their support to the event, guests were also entertained by Britain’s Got Talent stars the Shaolin Dance Group, who provided an explosive opening to the night.
The stunning and breath-taking opening was closely followed by comedian Hyde Panesar, superb performances by British Hindi singer Navin Kundra, Pakistani producer Khiza, Pakistani singer Ally Nash and magician & hypnotist Ravi Mayar.
Event organisers Amit Bhatia and Sid Chikte from Voodoo Entertainment said of the hugely successful evening: “It’s great to see such an amazing turn out. Over 400 people bought tickets to be here and helped us raise much needed funds for the DEC Pakistan appeal. All our celebrities, fashion houses and contributors have donated their services for free and we are so thankful to them all for getting on board.”The charity auction on the night caused a frenzy with a signed boxing glove donated by World Champion boxer Amir Khan and an Apple Bottom goody bag donated by girl band Serese which were amongst the prizes up for grabs!