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Fundraising Events

Take a look at our refreshed events calendar for 2018

Central events 

6-9 September 2018

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"The London to Paris bike ride is everything a good charity event should be. It’s very well organised and run, it’s challenging, a real test and as such it brings people together from across the industry and engenders a real camaraderie and fun. All bound by a common purpose - to raise money for our industry charity, GroceryAid" (Jason Tarry, Chief Commercial Officer, Tesco)

With Jason already confirmed on the cycle and over 100 booked make sure to snap your seat up soon! 

28 September 2018

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E.J. Churchill Shooting Grounds, High Wycombe 

Hosted by GroceryAid President Andy Higginson with the support of all Grocery Tesco Category Directors, do join us for a brilliant day of shooting and much more. With the opportunity to invite a member of the Buying Teams to join your squad and no shooting experience necessary, even the novice will have a lot of fun. Being held at the award winning E.J. Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe (home of the World Championships in 2018) the day is perfect for team building and networking.

2 November 2018 

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Grosvenor House Hotel, London 

A firm favourite in the grocery calendar selling out every year,. In 2018 this event is moving to the Grosvenor House Hotel to offer more opportunity to network with industry colleagues and hear from sporting legends.

Confirmed Major Sponsors for 2018: ABP Food Group, Advantage Group, ASDA, Aston Manor, Coca-Cola, Coco Fuzion, Colgate, CPM, Dairy Crest, Diageo, Fowler Welch, Heineken, Kettle Foods, Newton, pladis, Procter & Gamble, SHS, Unilever, Total Negotiation, Warburtons and Weetabix who make the event the enormous success that it is. 

2018 promises to be the biggest and best yet co-hosted by John Inverdale and Katharine Merry, with IAAF President and Olympic Legend Lord Sebastian Coe and Mike Tindall, World Champion Rugby player as a couple of our headline speakers. We have a few exciting twists planned too!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

12 December 2018

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St. Luke's Church, Chelsea 

An unforgettable evening of Christmas carols sung by a professional live choir, soprano soloist and choirboy with Christmas readings from all our sponsors. Held at the magnificent St Luke's Church, Chelsea over 500 of the industry bring family, colleagues and friends to celebrate Christmas with drinks and canapés for networking afterwards. Our 2018 sponsors are; Coca-Cola, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, KraftHeinz, P&G and Weetabix.

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GroceryAid Ball (LAST FEW TABLES)

Grosvenor House Hotel, London 

Our one and only black tie event is a unique opportunity to network with the senior leaders from across our industry. We will have the major brands and trade in attendance and have some exciting new features in the pipeline after a spectacular 2018 event

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Windermere Row

Lake Windermere, Lake District 

A great team-building exercise in the heart of the Lake District with colleagues, friends and family all invited to join the fun. In the evening you and your guests can join in the celebratory party at the lovely Low Wood Hotel, where prizes will be given to the most successful teams in various categories.

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Barcode Festival 

Hawker House, London 

Following the storming success of the first ever Barcode Festival in June, GroceryAid are delighted to announce that this fantastic summer fundraiser for the grocery industry will return on Thursday 4th July 2019. Barcode Festival is an all-inclusive grocery industry event with awesome music, great food and drink and is a superb opportunity to help raise money for GroceryAid. 

Branch events 

Our regional fundraising Branches create a vibrant presence right across the country.

5 September 2018
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Waitrose Thames Valley Golf Day

Winter Hill Golf Club, Cookham

Taking place at the private John Lewis Partnership Golf Course act quick and book your team with this one sure to be a sell-out.  

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Scottish Golf Day

Dallutar Golf Club, Cumbernauld 

The first ever GroceryAid Scotland Golf Day aims to raise funds and awareness for GroceryAid across Scotland, with AG Barr proud to sponsor the inaugural event.

21 September 2018

North East Golf Day 

Ramside Hall, Durham 

At just £65 per person this event offers incredible value for anyone looking to catch with colleagues and raise funds for a great cause. 

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Midlands Ball

Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Birmingham 

The flagship event for the Midlands Branch. Luxurious surroundings, great food and much, much more. 

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Thames Valley Race Day 

Ascot Racecourse

Enjoy the luxury of the Panoramic Restaurant at Ascot Racecourse offering 'one of the best views in British Racing'.

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Scottish Race Night 

The Admiral Bar, Glasgow 

The Admiral Bar is an iconic traditional bar with a modern twist. This popular event sees plenty of prizes up for grabs and an excellent opportunity to network with fellow colleagues from the Scottish grocery industry.


9 November 2018

North East Race Day 

One you won't want to miss. Included is a hospitality ticket, race card, three-course carvery lunch and reserved seating in the Viewing Gosforth Park Suite Restaurant.

17 November 2018

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Grand Hotel, Brighton

✔️ Sumptuous Christmas dinner 
✔️ Live entertainment
✔️ Grand draw and raffle 

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Northern Ireland Sunday Lunch 

Lunch will take place at Deanes at Queens which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand. This very popular event always sells out fast, so book today to ensure your place.

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Northern Harrogate Christmas Ball 

Majestic Hotel, Harrogate 

Join the Northern Branch for a Christmas celebration including entertainment, competitions, good company and much more. 

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Northern Sporting Dinner

National Football Museum, Manchester 

Including sporting stars and outstanding entertainment the Northern Branch sporting dinner continues to grow every year with excellent attendance from the industry. This event is usually a sell-out so book your table today!

Challenge events 

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Running events offer a fantastic opportunity for teams and individuals to get fit, feel great and raise funds for an amazing cause! We have spaces in a range of the UK's most popular events. 

30 September 2018 

Great Scottish Run Half Marathon 


Starting in the centre of Glasgow runners pass a selection of Glasgow's finest venues and parks, before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green. 

14 October 2018 

Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon 


Now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK, Birmingham comes alive with thousands of runners, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds!

21 October 2018 

Great South Run - 10 miles


This fast and flat course is one the world's leading 10 mile running events. Taking you through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of HMS Victory.

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Hardcore 10 mile obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie. 

Stay tuned for our 2019 Tough Mudder dates. 

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3 Peaks Challenge 

The Open National Three Peaks Challenge is perfect for individuals or small groups to join together and complete the famous Three Peaks Challenge - Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike. An amazing team building exercise perfect for beginning and experienced climbers!

Third party events 

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President's Waterside Dinner

The Waterside Inn, Bray 

Renowned across the globe and a leading light in the world of gastronomy a visit to The Waterside Inn is truly an evening not to be missed. With support from our retailers and celebrity friends, it promises to be a very memorable evening.

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Leadership Symposium

Rothamsted Research Centre

Attendees will hear from leading figures within the sport and grocery industry, past speakers have included Olympic gold-medal winner Dame Kelly Holmes and British & Irish Lions star Marytn Williams. The Grocer Top Talent awards will also take place. 

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Swing Low Ball 

Battersea Evolution, London 

With over 80 current and former International Players and Members of the England 2003 Rugby World Cup Winning Squad attending, this is a must attend event for any rugby fan. Special guests Take That rocked the stage in last year's event. 

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