On Saturday 13th July, 60 people gathered at Grosvenor Casino to celebrate 9 years of Memory Matters. We teamed up with National Express to create a Fundraising Ball full of fun, good food and great entertainment. The tables were decorated with balloons in our brand colours green and grey, along with miniature National Express buses that were used for the auction and a large centre piece from a deck of cards. After much preparation and planning, the evening finally arrived. Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival followed by welcome speeches and a delicious two course meal. Dinner consisted of either Steak, Salmon, Sausage and Mash or a variety of Pasta dishes, followed by Chocolate Torte, Waffles, Berry Mousse Cake and a selection of different Ice Creams for dessert.
After dinner, we enjoyed a raffle and an auction (with some AMAZING prizes), and then some guests wandered into the casino to use their free £5 bet, whilst others enjoyed listening to the live music. Everyone had a great time and we were overwhelmed with the support we received. So much so, we managed to raise just under £2,000 (including the money raised from the Three Peaks challenge). Thank you to everyone who attended our Fundraising Ball, and we also want to say a huge thank you to anyone who donated prizes for our raffle and auction – we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.
You can see some pictures of the event below.