Social Christmas Lunch
The Social, an invitation-only networking group for those in the property & construction sectors, has raised £6,530 at their Christmas lunch for Stepping Stones Creative.
Established in 2013, Stepping Stones is a voluntary arts organisation, set up to work with vulnerable children, young people and adults with special needs. Stepping Stones enthusiastically collaborate with professional poets, visual artists, performers, movement artists and musicians, using the processes of art to create, to engage, and to raise the voice of all participants.
The fundraiser, which was held at The Principal Hotel in Manchester, was attended by almost 200 business people including representatives from sponsors Innov8 Development Solutions, Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants, Davis Blank Furniss, Bell Munro Consulting and BSD Consulting Engineers. Entertainment was provided by The Morgan Sindall band.
The event was well documented thanks to support from Mike Black Photography and Imperial Photobooth.
The money was raised through tickets sales, a raffle and a silent auction. Artwork created by users of the Stepping Stones Creative service was also auctioned off to contribute towards the fantastic grand total.
Lindsey Fallon of Innov8DS commented; “This is the fifth year we’ve hosted our annual Christmas lunch and each year the event just gets bigger and better! It’s amazing to see the property community come out in force to raise funds for good causes and I’m so pleased we managed to raise over £6000, it’ll make a huge difference to a small charity.”