Rory breaks fundraising record at charity Investment Dinner

16 September 2014

Comedian Rory Bremner helped raise a record £322,000 for Norwood, a charity that supports children and adults with learning disabilities and vulnerable families, at this year’s Distressed Investment Dinner.

Rory’s uncanny impressions had diners applauding in their seats, with a pitch perfect George W Bush a clear favourite. Satirical swipes at the financial sector were also well received by the audience of 290 industry experts.

After hearing the appeal speech from Lawrence Black, who has been supported by Norwood for fifty years, Rory said that because of the fundraising dinner “people like Lawrence will have their lives transformed.”

The dinner, which is the Distressed Investment community’s largest fundraising and networking event, was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mayfair, on Monday 15 September. It was sponsored by the London office of Bingham McCutchen.

One of Britain’s foremost satirists, in 2012 Rory Bremner dazzled audiences in Strictly Come Dancing and has recently translated four operas into English. After his set Rory took questions from the audience, covering topics ranging from Scottish Independence to prank calls to cabinet ministers.

Neville Kahn, Norwood Trustee and Chair of the Distressed Investment Dinner Committee said: “Now in its ninth year, this dinner is the Distressed Investing community’s biggest and most successful fundraising event. We’ve exceeded our fundraising target once again, and it was all thanks to the generosity of our sponsor and the audience. The money raised tonight will do a tremendous amount of good.”