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Back Up City Dinner 2021

We were honoured this week to be able to support Back Up in the return of their flagship fundraising event, City Dinner.

The spinal cord injury charity, like so many others, were thrown into financial uncertainty during the pandemic as all their major fundraising events had to be cancelled.

The City Dinner made a glorious return this month, with a stunning Bond-themed evening which raised £163,000 for vital services.

We produced the beneficiary speaker film for the event, as well as capturing all the action from the glamourous evening.

This year’s beneficiary speaker was Ollie Thorn. We filmed with Ollie and his mum ahead of the evening. Ollie was 23 when he sustained a devastating spinal cord injury, which left him paralysized, in a motorbike accident in 2012. At the time he was followng his dream of training to be an officer in the military. Back Up’s support gave him hope when he needed it most, and help to rebuild his confidence and belief in the new future ahead.

You can hear Ollie’s story in his own words on the charity’s YouTube channel.