If I'm totally honest, I was always a little sceptical about the 'Party' bit of our Pitch Pledge Party event, which happened at the Guardian offices last night.
The idea was for 10:10ers to pitch their carbon-cutting cutting projects to a roomful of donors, who'd then pledge the funding needed to turn these ideas into reality. This, we hoped, would inspire all present to party hard enough to leave with a smile, but not so hard that we'd have to buy the Guardian a new carpet afterwards.
But as the pledges rolled in – £100, £300, £500 at a time – and the onscreen totals spiralled upwards, I knew we were in for a good night.
In the end we raised just over £15,000, and the Guardian's carpet made it through more or less unscathed
We also heard the results of the People's Project award – a £1,010 grant given to a project chosen by the 10:10 community. Nearly 2,000 of you voted, choosing Remade in Edinburgh's community repair and reuse centre to get the extra cash.
And as it turns out, pitching and pledging is a pretty good way to start a party, and the carpet made it through more or less unscathed.
We'll be following each project's progress in the coming months as they get to work converting last night's windfall into real carbon cuts. Stay tuned.