• New Horizon Youth Centre Fundraising Event

    2 August 2019

    A special evening of great food and live music all in support of young people experiencing homelessness

    On 15th July, London’s award-winning venue – 30 Euston Square and the UK’s first catering company, Searcys – joined forces to host New Horizon Youth Centre’s annual summer fundraiser. New Horizon Youth Centre is a registered charity founded in 1967 by Lord Longford to address the needs of vulnerable or young people at risk.

    30 Euston Square’s large rooftop terrace served as an ideal backdrop to host the vibrant and atmospheric summer barbeque complete with live music, raffle prizes and an auction hosted by British broadcaster and New Horizons patron, Jon Snow. Jon worked at the charity’s Youth Centre in the early 1970’s as Director before moving onto his current career as a Journalist and Broadcaster.

    Commenting on the event, Jon Snow said: “I want to thank the team from 30 Euston Square, led by Allan Heard, who have been incredibly generous in facilitating this place. It was a truly wonderful evening and a real pleasure to work with them to continue to help raise vital funds for a cause that has been so close to my heart for so many years.”

    Every year, thousands of young people across the capital become homeless because of family breakdown, domestic abuse and poverty. Some arrive in London, totally alone and under desperate circumstances. The New Horizon Youth Centre provides for 16-24-year-olds with nowhere else to go. Through their ‘one-stop shop’ services they aim to improve their wellbeing, change their economic circumstances and find them somewhere that they can call home.

    An incredible list of items auctioned at the event included a Searcys Food Tour, Chefs Table experience at New Horizon Youth Centre, with the menu curated by 30 Euston Square, a Behind the Scenes experience at Channel 4 with Jon Snow, and a private Architecture Tour with Heatherwicks Studio. The event achieved an impressive £29,000 generated by donations, raffles and auctions.

    This year’s fundraising will go towards helping their Weekend Service to open for seven days a week, offering breakfast and lunch, hot showers, warm clothes, access to a nurse and referrals to emergency accommodation. The weekend is also a time for learning with the opportunity for young people to access accredited sessions on numeracy, literacy, personal development and life skills.

    Allan Heard, GM at 30 Euston Square, comments: “We are hugely proud to support this initiative and host this spectacular event for New Horizon at 30 Euston Square. Tonight was an evening of outstanding hospitality, great food and amazing entertainment. We are looking forward to our chefs table dinner at the New Horizon Youth Centre and further collaborations with them, which will improve the lives of many young people experiencing homelessness in London.”

    30 Euston Square

    About 30 Euston Square

    30 Euston Square is a conference, meetings and events venue in the heart of London. Conveniently situated next to a major transport hub, 30 Euston Square is an ideal venue for both domestic and international delegates travelling to London for business.

    The venue combines Grade-II listed Edwardian grandeur with modern event spaces. 30 Euston Square features a 300-seat auditorium, exhibition space, 18 meeting and training rooms. It also has integrated AV technology, six boardrooms (the Heritage Rooms) and penthouse State Rooms complete with the Rooftop Terrace, ideal for events and celebrations.

    30 Euston Square opened its doors in February 2013 after a significant investment and refurbishment programme. The venue itself is run and managed by Searcys who, founded in 1847, are one of the UK’s most prestigious catering companies. It is this influence that has given 30 Euston Square a strong reputation for stunning catering and hospitality, using locally sourced and seasonally produced ingredients.
    The venue’s approach to business is based on simple values:

    ● Commitment
    ● Enthusiasm
    ● Trust
    ● Integrity
    ● Originality
    ● Innovation

    Conference and events are a growing business at 30 Euston Square, with a wide range of services and event spaces on offer for organisers. These include:

    ● The Auditorium is the 300-seat, tiered and self-contained centrepiece of the venue. Equipped with a state-of-the-art screen, 3D projector, surround-sound speakers and the opportunity to produce video conferencing and streaming, the Auditorium is a memorable location for events.
    ● Two penthouse State Rooms — complete with Rooftop Terrace — offer a unique setting for corporate events, award ceremonies, formal dinners, celebrations and conferences for up to 216 guests, or 230 guests at standing events.
    ● The Exam Centre is perfect for more serious events and activities. It offers a controlled and secluded environment for one-on-one training, practicals, examinations and set-scenario situations in a series of individual training rooms.
    ● 18 meeting rooms are available in a number of layouts options: from a meeting for six people (boardroom) to training courses for 50 (cabaret-style) or a seminar for up to 80 (theatre-style).
    ● The traditional Heritage Rooms at 30 Euston Square are perfect for boardroom meetings and private dining up for to 24 people.
    ● Our 41 Boutique Bedrooms all feature en-suite facilities. The rooms are beautifully appointed and provide a four-star hotel experience at competitive prices.
    ● Café Caritas is situated by the main reception of 30 Euston Square, and is accessed through the building’s historical main entrance. It provides the perfect place for informal meetings, as well as serving as a catch-up point between conferences.

    30 Euston Square is an ideal venue for weddings, parties, celebrations, private dining and rooftop receptions.

    W: www.30eustonsquare.co.uk | T: 020 8453 4600 | E: 30eustonsquare@searcys.co.uk