For the past few years, March has been a very important month for us – and not just because of the rugby. This year was no different as we gathered together (during one of the 6 Nations breaks of course) to raise money for the wonderful Velindre Cancer Centre. After the huge success of last years’ dinner, this year had big shoes to fill, but as always we were blown away by the amazing generosity of our friends and clients. Our theme this year was ‘Fabulous Fifties’ and boy did our guests look fabulous.
We started the night with a drinks reception before we took our seats for the delicious meal put on by The Mercure Hotel. Between courses, we collected the raffle donations, generously matched £ for £ by Barclays and drew the prize-winning names. As everyone finished their dinner, it was time for comedian Lea Roberts to take the stage. He instantly captured the room with his friendly personality and soon had everyone in stitches with his many stories and gags.
Before we opened up the dancefloor it was time for the Auction, filled with great prizes, from signed rugby shirts to football tickets, fitness sessions, and an interior design consultation. Our professional Auctioneer, Andrew Morgan oversaw the proceedings and we collected an amazing £3,500! Much to the ladies’ delight, it was then time for them to hit the dance floor and show off their fabulous dresses.
Sums were completed Monday Morning and our final total came to an amazing £10,717.60! We’re so proud to have raised this for a charity close to our hearts and we really couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of our families, friends and clients. Special thanks to The Mercure Hotel, Lea Roberts, Barclays Bank, Andrew Morgan and Ian Jessop. Until next time…