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Gala Dinner raises £127,000 for our Foundation

4 October 2022

After more than 9 months in the planning, more than 360 guests, representing over 60 McCarthy Stone supply chain partners, came together at Studley Castle in Warwickshire for the 2022 Supply Chain Awards Charity Gala Dinner. We were pleased to welcome back many of our guests from the previous year along with some new faces, entertained by the close-up magic of Alex Sharp, live music from Firefly band, and hosted by the talented singer/actress/impressionist and wonderful compere, Debra Stephenson.

The event raised over £127,000 in total, and we are hugely grateful to the contributions of everyone involved, in particular to the fantastic team from Warner Leisure, led by Hotel Manger Jo Hammick. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the event sponsors and donors, including:

  • Gateley Legal 
  • Travers Smith
  • Inspire Design
  • McCann PR 
  • John Laing
  • Tunstall
  • JPD Contracts
  • Sigmat 
  • EH Smith
  • Lester Aldridge 
  • HH Global
  • Fix Firm 
  • Vent Axia 

A big thank you is also due to McCarthy Stone for supporting the costs of the event, and generously agreeing to match all funds raised on the raffle and auction. Thank you to our volunteer team on the night of Andrea, Michaela, Emma, Jaime and Marianne, who did an outstanding job with the raffle and signage, and to the PS Events Group who added touches of sparkle and made the venue look extra special. Throughout the event’s planning the foundation was also supported brilliantly by colleagues from across McCarthy Stone, and a special mention to Graphic Designer Sarah and Internal Comms Manager Fiona, for all their help and work. It was a huge team effort and we are truly grateful for everyone involved.

Lastly a big thank you to all of you who came along, gave generously, and of course, to our award winners. Thank you. We hope you were inspired by the foundation’s work over the past year, and that you will continue supporting us into 2023. Plenty of pictures below, high resolution versions available on request!

We will be back in 2023. See you all there.