22nd September 2015

When you organise an event, part of your budget will go towards the venue. But unlike most of your other expenses, that part of your budget can contribute to an inspiring charity.

And what that means is that you can give back to your community while having an amazing party. How ace is that?

Here are five venues that are doing something really inspiring for a worthy cause. You can help them by hiring them for your event.

1. BMA House

Euston

As well as being one of London's most magnificent and stately buildings, designed in 1911 by Sir Edward Luytens, BMA House is home to the British Medical Association.

The Association helps and support British doctors, working as a trade union to protect their rights, and also lobbying government to ensure that the highest possible standards for British healthcare are upheld and pushed forwards.

And to top it all off, it's one of the city's most awe-inspiring venues.

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2. Rich Mix

Shoreditch High Street

Rich Mix is a charity and social enterprise, and it works to support emerging artists and the cultural landscape of London. One key way it achieves this is by supporting diversity in the arts, which is being acknowledged as an increasingly important issue.

The venue includes three boutique cinemas, which celebrate and support independent film. They've also got an amazing blank canvas, where you really get a sense of the original leather factory that the venue was developed from.

And, with an expansive main space for all sorts of parties, your event can bounce off this venue's creative and artistic energy.

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3. The Skip Garden

King's Cross

At the heart of King's Cross' brand new redevelopment, The Skip Garden is a moveable organic garden built in skips. But far from being a quirky take on an allotment, this community initiative is engaging local young people, teaching key skills about team work, sustainability and food quality. They're even helping out the bees with a series of hives.

You can place your event in this invigorating setting, making use of their 'Yurt', their outdoor area, or the whole thing.

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4. The Crystal

Royal Victoria

The Crystal is widely known as 'the world's most sustainable events venue', as is the only place in the world with an interactive exhibition that is dedicated to urban sustainability. It's got a pretty amazing view, too.

As a venue, it offers a comprehensive array of top range spaces. These include a hi-tech auditorium and a restaurant with a glass wall that makes the most of the view over Royal Victoria Docks.

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5. Shelter

Barbican

Shelter is a charity that helps those affected by homelessness across the UK. It's done amazing work to help re-house, and reintegrate those that have fallen on hard times. Their venue, a beautifully lit meeting space in Old Street, helps to fund their cause.

Few places in London have such expansive windows, letting in so much natural light - a crucial feature for meetings and conferences that go on for many hours. And, few places in London are in such a convenient and lively location.

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