CEDIA Awards 2014 supports Together For Short Lives

posted on Saturday, 26th April 2014 by David Slater

CEDIA  Charity 


CEDIA has announced Together for Short Lives as its nominated charity for this year's CEDIA Awards. The leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, Together for Short Lives provides invaluable support for the families of those affected.

"The money we hope to raise is going to have a massive effect on the lives of the children" explains Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA Region 1 executive director. "It's wonderful to be able to run an event which highlights our industry's hard work, alongside contributing to a good cause. Many of us are familiar with the charity, due to the work Ian Morrish has been doing within our industry.  A number of CEDIA members have been donating their products and time to install home cinemas into children's hospices throughout the UK, so it is great opportunity to continue this support."

Since 2009, the AV industry has proved to be a powerful, charitable force bringing the home cinema experience into the lives of terminally ill children, by donating products to Children's Hospices in the UK. The scheme, Together for Cinema, has already installed 11 home cinemas and there are another three planned for 2014.

As the chosen charity, Together for Short Lives will receive £5 from the sale of each CEDIA Award's ticket.  CEDIA will be looking to rally further support for the charity at the awards ceremony which is being held on July 11 2014 at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.


"We are delighted to be the charity partner for this year's CEDIA Awards" says Stephen Ballantyne, Director of Fundraising. "Children's hospices have benefited from the incredibly generous support of the AV industry for a number of years and it is fantastic to see this continue. Supporting families, professionals and services, including all 49 children's hospices across the UK, the charity helps to ensure that children can get the best possible care, wherever and whenever they need it."

Early Bird tickets to CEDIA's black tie event, which includes a sit down dinner and drinks, are priced at £135 per person, or £2,070 for a full table of 18 guests and a half table priced at £1,080. Tickets are priced at £150 per person for non-members. 

For further information on the work completed by Together for Cinema, please visit www.togetherforcinema.co.uk or contact Ian Morrish on 01372 454366 or 07768 398 007.

For more on CEDIA and its services, visit our resource page here.
Also read:
Interview: How the AV industry found its charitable side

CYP HDBaseT team riders hit the road for charity

CEDIA Awards 2013 raise over £4000 for charity

CI biz gifts cinema to Bluebell Wood children's hospice

David Slater

David Slater started his writing career with SVI writing a
popular column, he has also guested on publications like Home Cinema Choice and
Living North

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