The fourth annual Care Sector Fundraising Ball took place on Saturday 30th September, raising £426,852 for its charity partners. The amount raised broke previous fundraising records for the Ball, with the Alzheimer’s Society and the Care Workers’ Charity benefitting from the proceeds.
The event is organised by the Championing Social Care team at the CareTech Foundation, supported by some of the care sector’s leading organisations as partners or sponsors. The lead partner this year was Loveday & Co. Over 600 guests came together at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London’s Park Lane for a varied evening of entertainment.
Chair of the Care Sector Fundraising Ball Committee and Trustee of the Hallmark Foundation, Anita Goyal MBE, said: ‘It was a magical night. I am thrilled that we have raised around £1.1 million since the Care Sector Fundraising Ball started in 2018, we have united to deliver an exceptional evening. I am delighted that guests had such a great time and gave so generously. Staging the event involved a huge amount of work from so many people. It was brilliant to see so many friends and colleagues in the care sector supporting the event.’
Laurence Geller, Chairman and Chief Executive of Loveday and Co., said: ‘Thank you to everyone involved in staging the Ball, the guests and the donors for making it such a successful and memorable night. Through supporting the Care Sector Fundraising Ball and being an Ambassador for Championing Social Care I will continue to bang the drum for the care sector and those who work in it. Together we can, and we must, make our industry even better.’
This year’s event was also the greenest and most accessible so far. The carbon costs of every aspect of the Ball – including guests’ travel – was offset. Organisers also worked with the Royal National Institute for the Blind to ensure that accessibility was built in to the event planning.
Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO of the CareTech Foundation and Vice Chair of Championing Social Care, said: ‘The two beneficiary charities make a huge difference to the lives of people accessing care and those working in the sector. We are delighted to support them. We are also determined to acknowledge our responsibilities to society more widely by putting sustainability and accessibility at the centre of our planning.’
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