On Sunday 25 August ‘Quad 40’, an event that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the cult classic film Quadrophenia, took place at Brighton Palace Pier. Partygoers raised an incredible £2,116 for BHT through a raffle and auction that formed part of the celebrations.
Organiser Gary Shail, who played Spider in the film, pulled together the ultimate ‘Quadrophenia Experience’ with live music, a meet and greet session with the cast and crew and a screening of the film both inside and outside the Pier.
Lauren Ellis, Fundraising Manager at BHT said:
We are so pleased to have been involved in a unique event that celebrates such an iconic film. The money raised will help us to support homeless people in East Sussex through tough times, help them get back on their feet and give them the tools to make long-lasting positive changes to their lives. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!”
Gary Shail, Quad 40 organiser said:
Brighton is the spiritual home of Quadrophenia and the mods and I’m so happy to be supporting a local charity helping homeless people in the city.
Donations received will go towards BHT’s First Base Day Centre, helping people who are sleeping rough or are insecurely housed in the city, to get off the streets, start realizing their aspirations through work, learning and leisure and find a place they can call home.