What a night, and what a result! We’re so pleased to announce that our Summer Ball raised an amazing £50,010.91 for our chosen charity, When You Wish Upon a Star.
More than 700 guests attended the VIP evening held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, including employees and suppliers who enjoyed live entertainment, games and a charity auction.
When You Wish Upon a Star grant wishes to ill youngsters. Joanne Wright is Area Manager and spoke at the event about how much it means to the charity: “You will see lots of pictures of the children we have been able to make dreams come true thanks to people like you, and thanks to companies like Strata.”
The charity auction saw guests bidding for signed celebrity merchandise including Lionel Messi’s boot and Usain Bolt’s running shoe as well as a round of golf for four at Gleneagles and passes for Eden Hall Day Spa.
The ball was the first event of its kind for Strata since 2007 and the first to be held in Leeds. Our Chief Executive Andrew Weaver said: “It’s quite humbling - for the first time we have everyone associated with Strata under one roof. I’d like to say how grateful we are for the fantastic response we have had to the charity ball. Your support has been truly outstanding.”
Strata has so far raised more than £60,000 this year for When You Wish Upon a Star with events including football tournaments, the Major Series challenge, bowling and go-karting. A team of fundraisers will tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge on July 25th. To donate, please visit our JustGiving page.