On Saturday 19th November SmithCorp Charitable Trust held it’s annual black tie dinner and ball at Cadbury House Hotel & Country Club. The 204 guests made up of staff, partners and selected charities enjoyed a champagne reception, 3 course dinner, DJ, live music and our headline raffle draw.
As well as being a great social occasion, the event provided the opportunity to raise further funds for our chosen charities and projects for 2017. On the night we managed to raise a staggering £62,100!
The evening was also a chance to reflect on the important work carried out by SCCT throughout this year and most notably to share the stories and experiences of our trip to Nepal where 8 members of staff volunteered to help the relief efforts after the devastating earthquakes in 2015. The film of the trip brought to life the hardship, but also the hard work and effort that has gone in to re-building schools and classrooms so the children can receive an education.
SCCT also announced it’s support of an additional charity, based in Redruth, Cornwall - The Dreadnought Centre. They work with children and young people facing emotional and behavioural problems to provide them with support and help them integrate into society where they might otherwise struggle or not have the opportunity to do so due to an underprivileged background. The Centre has been established for 40 years and focuses on improving social skills, trying new things, building self esteem and putting positive adults in children’s lives. The Centre are overjoyed at our decision to support them and the help we will be able to provide.
The highlight for many was the raffle draw where some amazing prizes were won ranging from 2 tickets for a weekend at the British Grand Prix, a designer handbag or shoes to a luxury 5* Caribbean holiday for 2. At the end of the raffle we also revealed an extra prize to raffle off there and then - a Northern Lights weekend for 2! This alone raised a spectacular £6,610 of the grand total.
A huge thank you to all that attended and most importantly to everyone who generously donated by purchasing raffle tickets and providing the fantastic prizes.