Dear Charity Gala Supporters
Over the past month I have had the pleasure of visiting all of our charities to see how the money we raised last year has been invested.
Every year at this time it feels intimidating as we set out to pull off another successful gala, a little awkward as we ask the same people to give prizes and rather stressful as we wonder whether people will actually attend. However, as I find myself standing face to face with the professors, surgeons and care workers and as I hear first hand where our money has been spent I know that all our efforts are worthwhile. It humbles me to be thanked by our charities when they are the ones doing the life changing work, and it strikes me to the core to see what we have achieved together over the past 17 years.
All of the funds raised at the gala go directly to the departments, schools and care facilities and so we are able to track item by item, activity by activity exactly how your money is spent.
Many of our charities have ongoing projects that need our continued support and it is for this reason that we continue to do what we do. We are very much looking forward to another successful event as we set out to travel “Around the World in 80 days”.
With best wishes
Ps – If you have any prizes to donate to the auction then I’d love to hear from you…