From 10th-18th June, families affected by missing, as well as Missing People staff and volunteers, attended Gardeners’ World Live, and created a garden border ‘Missing You’ to commemorate missing loved ones. The border display garden was designed and created by a group of families of missing people, and those who sadly died whilst missing.
Together, these families also wanted to recognise and celebrate the 30 years of the charity.
On 9th March, we hosted our annual Night of Light Gala to raise vital funds and mark our 30th year anniversary as a charity. The Gala was held at the 5* Pan Pacific London, and was attended by 260 guests, including our Royal Patron, The Duchess of Gloucester and our longest-serving Patron, Sir Trevor McDonald OBE.
It was our most successful gala ever, surpassing our ambitious fundraising goal of £300,000!
On Monday 5th December, we held our annual Evening of Hope at Christmas, a carol service for families, people who have been missing, supporters, staff, and volunteers.
After holding the event virtually for the past two years, this years’ service was once again an in-person event, held at the Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel.
On 10th and 11th June, we attended CrimeCon 2023 for the first time ever! This was a great opportunity for us to spread awareness about the issue of missing and our charity to a new audience.
On Sunday 11th June, we held a talk called ‘The Colour of Missing’ where we spoke about the findings from our Ethnicity Report and this was well received by attendees.