The second annual Care Sector Fundraising Ball has raised a staggering £200,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Care Workers’ Charity.
More than 500 people attended the glittering fundraising event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair on Saturday 28th September. The headline supporters for the second-year running were CareTech, the CareTech Foundation and Hallmark Care Homes, with key support from Lawrence Baker, Welltower, Precious Homes, Athena Care, Morgan LaRoche and ihl uk.
The special event hosted by MC and the original Stig from Top Gear, Perry McCarthy, featured a silent and live auction with many prizes and pledges donated by the care sector. Throughout the evening, guests also enjoyed a four-course gastronomic feast of Indian food, with entertainment from celebrity auctioneer Jonny Gould and comedian Kev Orkian and stunning performances from Glam Slam, who performed songs from Motown, and brilliant dance act FroBacks.
Speakers at the event included founder of the Care Sector Ball and chair of Care England and Hallmark Care Homes Avnish Goyal, chief executive at the Alzheimer’s Society Jeremy Hughes and CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity Richard Muncaster who spoke about the critical work they do and the impact these charities have had.
Said Avnish: “As well as raising such a significant amount of money, the event achieved its goal of raising awareness of the essential work of the Alzheimer’s Society and The Care Workers’ Charity. I believe that it is also going some way towards uniting all parts of the sector, including operators, suppliers, as well as trade associations, most of which were represented on the night. It is very exciting to see how many people are already asking to be involved next year.”
Next year’s Care Sector Ball will be on Saturday 26th September for those who are interested in sponsoring a table. Please contact [email protected]