On Thursday, 19th May 2022, the British Waitrose Garden Party returned to Dorney Court, Windsor, and raised more than £380,000 for GroceryAid, which will help provide free and confidential emotional, practical and financial support for thousands of colleagues.
Hosted by TV celebrity David Walliams, this event welcomed more than 1,200 guests including retailers, suppliers and Waitrose & Partners colleagues for an unforgettable evening of fundraising fun, industry networking and A-list entertainment.
The evening’s food was a decadent yet sustainable menu curated by Zoe Simons, Senior Brand and Innovation Development Chef at Waitrose & Partners. Entertainment included chart-topping singer Ella Eyre, DJ Lyndsay & Musicians, plus interactive fundraising games and a grand draw raffle with prizes donated from Asahi UK Holdings Ltd, Barcardi, IFCO Systems, Moet Hennessy UK and many more.
“The Waitrose Garden Party is a very popular event, and we are so grateful to all of our supporters,” says Steve Barnes, GroceryAid CEO. “The Waitrose Garden Party is a key fundraising event for the charity and money raised from the evening helps us continue providing support to grocery colleagues 24/7.”
This year’s event was supported by our major sponors: Arla Foods UK, Asahi UK Holdings Ltd, Bakkavor Group Ltd, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Dalehead Foods, Danone Ltd, Dovecote Park Ltd, Greencell Ltd, Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd, Hovis Ltd (Premier Foods), Joubere Ltd, JTI UK Ltd (Japan Tobacco International), Moet Hennessy UK Ltd, Nestle UK Ltd, Pilgrim’s Food Masters UK Ltd, Pladis (UK) Ltd, Reckitt UK (Health), Reckitt UK (Hygiene Home), Stonegate Farmers Ltd, The Compleat Food Group and William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd.
Bar Sponsors on the night included Asahi UK Holdings Ltd, BrewDog plc, Diageo plc, Lavazza, London Essence, Pernod Ricard UK Ltd, Ramsbury Gin and William Grant & Sons Distillers
Additional products were donated by Accolade Wines, Arla, Bradbury’s, Berry Gardens, Cheeky Panda, Coca-Cola, Cropwell Bishop, Crosta Mollica, Dovecote Park, Emmi, Fayrefield Foods, Fearne & Rosie, Judes Ice Cream, Joubere Ltd, Lactalis, Lavazza, London Essence, Minor Figures, Mirabeau, Moet Hennessy UK, Neat Cleaning, Nestle, Norseland, Peter’s Yard, Pipers Crisps, Pladis, Prima Fruit, Ridgeview, Saputo, SHS Drinks, Snowdonia, Storck, Tony’s Chocolonely.
Bookings for the 2023 Waitrose & Partners Garden Party, which takes place on Thursday 18th May 2023 are now available.