meetingsclub, is delighted to announce they raised over £12,000 at their first Charity Ball held at THE RUNNYMEDE ON THAMES Hotel in Surrey on 11th March. The funds raised will help their two nominated causes for this year, Beyond Food and Fight For Sight. Guests were wowed by a magical performance from Jamie Raven from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and the fantastic Patriot Girls, three sensational West End singers.
Alison Jenkins, Founder & CEO of meetingsclub, commented, “When I started meetingsclub I wanted to help two good causes every year. 10% of our profit goes to the causes and each member of the team gives their own time to help, plus we run an event to raise money. I am so proud that we raised over £12,500 at our very first charity ball, It was fantastic that the apprentices from Beyond Food were able to help cook for the event and Rose Roberts, who suffers from Stargardt disease had the opportunity to meet Jamie Raven. Rose is an incredible young girl and for us to be able to raise funds to help support eye research that will create a future she may one day be able to see is a wonderful thing.”
Simon Boyle, Chef & Founder of Beyond Food said "We are so grateful to meetingsclub for arranging such an incredible night. What really struck me was how everyone really grabbed a hold of what we're about at Beyond Food and could understand the journey our apprentices are on. The money raised will make such a difference to us and thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us and Fight for Sight. On top of that, our apprentices had a fantastic experience cooking alongside the Runnymede Hotel catering team for over 100 people- a big event for their first week".
Michele Acton, CEO of Fight For Sight, said: “A huge congratulations to everyone involved – what a fantastic night of fundraising! It was wonderful to witness the incredible support for Rose and her mum, Tina, who both do so much to help raise funds for eye research. Fight for Sight’s share of the money raised will be a real boost and will help us continue to fund important studies into eye disease.”