We know, we know... the title looks rather strange.
As always I know what you're thinking...
You only started Capture It Media a few weeks ago and already you're working with UB40... you're lying.
Somehow somewhere, from powers beyond Shaun's imagination, we managed to land a role filming UB40 at a charity event for Birmingham Children's Hospital Star Appeal.
The event, which was held at the luxurious Park Regis hotel in Birmingham, was in aid of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in hopes to fund the UK’s first centre for children with rare diseases.
Tickets for the charity event sold out within an hour of going on sale and raised an astonishing £10,000 alone, this is in addition to the donations and bids that were made on the night.
In order to raise more funds for the cause, Lenny Scarlett and his team underwent the Superhero Challenge on November 20th of this year. This saw Scarlett and his team attempt to break the World Record for a 26 hour consecutive workout with the goal of raising £100,000. Seeing as they have already raised over £30,000, I would say that they are well on their way to hitting that target!
They also held an auction on the night with all the proceeds going toward the Star Appeal. The auction had some truly unique pieces for sale including a signed Muhammed Ali glove, an Oasis guitar and even a framed Usain Bolt vest. Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan was also present to hand sign two boxing gloves to the highest bidder.
They were going to auction a signed Capture It Media crest but they decided against it in the end.
With all joking aside we, as a startup company and as human beings, can truly appreciate what an opportunity and what an amazing cause this was to be raising money for. Both myself and Shaun believe that everybody should have a voice and nobody should be forgotten.
Even though Capture It Media were a late addition to this event, we are nevertheless honoured to have been a part of it. Our hope is that this appeal will raise more awareness surrounding children with rare diseases so that they can receive the treatment they deservedly need.