Friday 9th March saw GroceryAid host its annual Gala Ball at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London and it was certainly a night to remember. The new venue meant over 1,100 leaders from across the industry could join together collectively to raise funds for GroceryAid.
Ticket sales plus monies raised on the night with some amazing lots in the silent auction, combined to raise a jaw dropping total of £550k.
Chief Executive Steve Barnes commented, “We step changed this event with a move to The Grosvenor, doubling numbers from last year. With many major retailers, wholesalers and suppliers in the room, the industry has certainly done itself proud tonight”.
The event, hosted by comedian Russell Kane, boasted a star studded entertainment line-up of Escala, Fillet-o-Soul and was headlined by Ronan Keating. Pernod Ricard's Cocktail Bar also proved a hit amongst guests, with all funds from the drinks sold going directly to GroceryAid. Thanks go to all the companies that made the evening such a huge success.
Hall of Fame
During the evening, GroceryAid recognised the contribution of volunteers who have given their time for at least ten years to help the charity in its work. Recognised were Paul Bennett, Wendy Davis, Jim Fox, Victoria Green, Bob Griffin, Ray Merridew and we thank them all wholhearteedly for their continued contributions.
Secure your table for 2019
The date of the 2019 GroceryAid Ball is confirmed as Thursday 28th February. Companies are urged to book quickly to secure a table at a unique industry event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01252 875925.
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