Honouring a great songwriter, a relaunch and fundraising wrapped into one event.
Updated: Jan 25, 2022
You wouldn't be wrong to think that MEaT was practically born from planning and organising charity and fundraising led events. Over the past few years we have had the privilege to help clients and support a number of great causes.
A few weeks back however, we were tasked with planning a fundraising event in honour of the late great Les Reed OBE.
With the lyricist Barry Mason, Les wrote The Last Waltz (1967) and Winter World of Love(1969) for Englebert Humperdinck and I’m Coming Home (1966) and Delilah (1968) for Sir Tom Jones. Les Reed also wrote the arrangement for another of Jones’ biggest hits, Green, Green Grass of Home(1967). “I got to know what Tom liked,” said Les. “He loved good lyrics and he liked melodies with a little blues touch and once you’ve got that, you’re home”
The event was in effect a relaunch for The Heritage Club, which over the years has paid tribute to a number of our most talented along with raising money for charity. After a few years in hiatus, former members Lord Rose and David King MBE decided to start again under the new title of The Forget Me Not Society.
The celebrity and public attended lunch was held at the Marriott Regent's Park and was supported with over 180 people. What began with a warm welcome from compere Jess Conrad OBE,led to heartfelt tributes from Barry Mason, PJ Proby, some of Les' family along with songs from Patti Boulaye OBE and John Owen Jones - whose rendition of Delilah wasn't so far away from Sir Tom himself!
It was a touching tribute, money was raised for both the MCF and CLIC charities and it was a successful relaunch of a brand we are proud to be representing.
Next up is the Freddie Starr tribute on 1st December (tickets on sale here) followed with another 4 events across 2020.
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