The Big Festoon is a 12-hour charity event that has attracted over 20 global entrepreneurs and celebs supporting small business owners & entrepreneurs whose livelihoods are being threatened.
An entrepreneurial mum of 3 from Preston is on a mission to have ‘done her bit’ during Covid-19 and in just over 3 weeks she has organised a 12-hour charity event that has attracted over 20 global entrepreneurs and celebs supporting small business owners & entrepreneurs whose livelihoods are being threatened whilst raising money for domestic violence charities Women’s Aid & galop.
Dani Wallace, 36, an ambitious entrepreneur who has risen from the council estates of Preston, where she experienced the depths of domestic violence and homelessness is now a highly sought after international speaker and speaker coach, as well as a professional singer. She has mastered the art of running an online business which is set to make 6 figures this year, launching new sold out programmes and making money she could only have dreamed of.
She said; “As a domestic abuse survivor myself – I have always wanted to give back. On seeing the devastating DV statistics of lockdown, I felt led to ‘do my bit’ during Covid-19, through my fundraising initiative ‘The Big Festoon’ running on 5th June. This day will see celebs and entrepreneurs coming together for a 12 hours chat-a-thon packed full of real talk, motivational pow wows, business inspo, power ballads and awesome DJ sets as celeb guests and business leaders come together to lift the spirits of the nation’s entrepreneurs and raise much needed funds and awareness for domestic violence charities at the same time.”
Dani now runs a community that supports other women to ‘Show up, wise up and rise up’ and is keen to support those who are feeling despair during the Covid-19 crisis, as she knows how it feels to have the odds stacked against you.
Dani has called it The Big Festoon as she is encouraging the business community to link arms, like bees do, when building their comb, to support those in need.
Not your average business event, The Big Festoon has drawn colourful characters who really pack a punch with their messages, as Dani sets out to shake up the tone of business advice that is swamping the internet. She said: “The business climate currently is like nothing we’ve ever seen before – so our response to its challenges also needs to be unique. As someone very active in the online business space I have seen online summit after summit talking about how to pivot, how to double down, how to hustle during lockdown – it’s all the same advice and I was becoming a bit numb to it – and thought if I feel like this surely others do too. So I decided to mix it up a bit. As someone used to filling line-ups on stage, and with my background as an entertainer I pledged to use these skills to create something fresh for my community -and it grew from there! We now have a huge charity event on our hands where we are hoping to raise significant funds for domestic violence charities and lift the nation’s entrepreneurs at the same time!”
The line up includes; the UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker Brad Burton who clawed himself out of £25K of debt to build the UK’s fastest-growing business networking organisation, Dan Meredith, serial entrepreneur and author of ‘How to be F*cking Awesome’, Lisa Johnson, self-made millionaire business coach known as ‘The Passive Income Queen’, Emma Sayle, one of the UK’s leading ‘sex-entrepreneurs’ who launched the elite global adult-party brand Killing Kittens…
As well as; TV’s Dr Ranj, Nicole Jacobs – the UK;’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner and BBC Eastenders Toby- Alexander Smith who is currently playing a perpetrator, BBC Radio’s Alix Fox & Stephanie Hirst, Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham, Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton and TV’s Jenny Powell to name just a few…. the full line up is listed on the website.
The Big Festoon will run on Friday 5th June 2020 from 8am to 8pm (UK Time) to capture as many time zones as possible so Dani can serve her global audience. Viewers will be asked to donate after each segment of the show. Dani has already raised over £6K before the event has even begun.