Vintners’ Hall hopes to exceed the £360,000 it raised for charities last year by continuing its mission of supporting fundraising for worthy causes in 2016.
The Vintners’ Company, regarded as the spiritual home of the UK wine trade, will host a number of major events at the prestigious venue throughout the year that will once again allow charities to maximise the amount of money they raise.
Located in the centre of the city, Vintners’ Hall has proved a major success with charities that have enjoyed memorable evenings in the historic surroundings, assisted by experienced staff who fully appreciate and back the fundraisers objectives.
The hall, which seats 120 people and is part of Searcys’ Collection of Venues, supports some major charities by generously providing them free use for events, while many others benefit from discounted rates.
“As a venue we understand the importance of supporting charities and maximising the value of hosting their events here,” said Steve Marcham, General Manager at Vintners’ Hall.
“The aim is to support ten of these events throughout the year and it is something we have done successfully in the past with well known charities such as Marie Curie and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
“ Vintners’ Hall is a thought provoking and stimulating environment with acres of history – it’s a fantastic venue in which to raise money for worthy causes. We helped raise around £360,000 last year for charities and hope to exceed that in 2016.”
One of Vintners’ Hall’s most successful charity events in the past has been Marie Curie’s ‘Great Wine Dinner and Auction’. The last of these events took place back in October 2015 and helped to raise more than £100,000 for the charity that provides care and support through terminal illnesses.
A specialist menu was created for the event by Searcys to compliment the wine and, following its success, the event will once again take place at Vintners Hall on Tuesday 4th October 2016. It will be the third time the event will be held at Vintners Hall.
“Our event at Vintners’ Hall last October was a great success and we expect another memorable evening later this year, “ said Susan Boissier, Special Events Manager at Marie Curie.
“Clearly it is important for us to not only create an excellent event for our guests, but to raise as much money as we can for the charity through tickets, auction prizes and generous pledges. We are delighted that Vintners’ Hall is willing to support us by providing the event space without charge, and this is a key element in the fundraising success of this event.”
Other charities benefiting from Vintners Hall’s support in 2016 will include NRAS, Orchestra Of Age Of Enlightenment and Help 2 Read.