The Benevolent Ball raises over £42,000

20th March, 2017 by Phoebe French

This year’s Benevolent Ball, held last Thursday at The Dorchester, raised over £42,000, attracting record numbers of drinks industry professionals.

Sandy Mackenzie, Mike Mackenzie and The Benevolent CEO, David Cox.

Commencing with a Champagne reception, The Benevolent Chairman, Tom Yusef, later welcomed guests before the dinner in the ballroom. During his opening remarks, he paid tribute to Dan Townsend, the charity’s late trustee and past Chairman, who died last week.

Guest speaker Mike Mackenzie drew attention to The Benevolent’s work, explaining how the charity had provided him with financial, practical and emotional support when he needed it most.

A particular highpoint was the announcement of the ‘Taittinger Collection Grand Draw,’ due to take place during the IWC Awards Dinner on 6 July 2017. The collection comprises thirteen rare Champagne vintages in presentation bottles designed by famous artists. Tickets for the ‘Grand Draw’ cost £20 and can be purchased online.

The Benevolent’s Chief Executive, David Cox, commented, “The Benevolent Ball is our flagship fundraising event of the year and is always a very popular event. However, this year we had a record attendance with tickets sold out and we judged it to be our most successful and enjoyable Ball with a palpable buzz of engagement in the room. We are indebted to our generous sponsors and all those who supported us.”

The ball raised over £42,000 which will be used to support members of the UK drinks industry experiencing difficulties such as long-term illness, homelessness, poverty and disability, and those who require practical, emotional and financial support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

2 x Buying Assistants

Berry Bros. & Rudd
Battersea and Basingstoke, UK

Temporary Christmas Sales Support - Wines & Spirits

Harrods
Knighsbridge, London, UK

Head of Wholesale

Hispamerchants Ltd
London, UK

Sales Manager

Hispamerchants Ltd
London, UK

National Sales Manager

Maverick Drinks
Field based, UK

Regional Sales Executive

EWGA
Gloucestershire, UK

Senior Content Writer

Rude Wines
Ledbury, UK

Events and Trips Manager

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Amsterdam,Netherlands
20th Nov 2017

The Drinks Business Green Awards 2017

London,United Kingdom
20th Nov 2017

The Global Spirits Masters Lunch

London,United Kingdom
1st Dec 2017
Click to view more

Green Awards 2017

Deadline : 25th October 2017

The Global Riesling Masters 2017

Deadline : 30th October 2017

Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more