By Morgan James, Welsh Section Chair
In November, the Welsh Section’s 55th Annual Charity Dinner produced a wonderful evening of food, drink and entertainment at Cardiff’s Park Plaza Hotel.
To welcome our guests during the drinks reception, the brass ensemble Tredegar Town Band provided a performance full of class, which included Welsh classics and some more upbeat numbers to really get the party started.
Once the guests were called to their seats, it was then my turn to step up and give a speech, hopefully not boring them too much in the process. Grace and a toast to the Queen were delivered, flawlessly, by Elliot Ross and Matthew Davies respectively.
The food was lovely, the drinks were wet and our evening entertainment The Party Bandits were on form as usual.
Lastly, and most importantly, we raised over £2,000 for our chosen charity Mission Hope Neath. Mission Hope is a charity that reaches out with love, compassion and practical support to the most vulnerable members of society living in my town of Neath; the hungry and the homeless.
The money raised will go towards tents, sleeping bags, blankets and clothes and other simple things we all take for granted. The Section appreciates all our members have given – you can’t begin to imagine what this money can do for those who need it the most.
Thanks again to all the guests from across the industry, connected industries and other stakeholders for supporting this event and thanks to our sponsors: Armstrong Fluid Technology, Long O’Donnell, Park Plaza Hotel and Wardle Painters.
The Welsh Section committee looks forward to seeing you all again at the 56th dinner.