This year, we at Ask4Leasing were thrilled to sponsor The Brogue Trader Summer Banquet; an incredible night of great food, drinks, networking and charity fundraising.
The banquet, which turned Cardiff’s Morgan Arcade into a unique banqueting hall, welcomed over 150 guests; all of which came together to raise funds for the City Hospice.
Hosted by the popular shoe brand, Brogue Traders, the banquet was organised by the firm’s Founder, Chris Macnamara along with Spiro Borg of Spiros Catering and Fine Dining. Both long-term supporters and ambassadors of the charity, they wanted to do something that involved the community, arriving at the idea of a unique dining experience in the Victorian arcade setting. Guests enjoyed a 3-course 'saucery’ supplied by Spiros along with music by James Williams.
There was also a Q&A with Rupert Moon, Rob Howley and City Hospice Ambassador, Ellis Jenkins. The panel of rugby stars shared stories from their international careers, along with a few thoughts on the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The night was then concluded by an auction, seeing guests bid on exclusive memorabilia as well as Saville Row suits and one-of-a-kind brogues. This resulted in £11,600 being raised for the hospice.
Chris MacNamara said: “I think everyone has a moment in time when they can influence things in a positive way in their own and others' lives, I believe this is my time and with the help of my dear friends Spiro & Lisa Borg am doing my best to use my influence for good, hence over the last five years I’ve endeavoured to raise as much money as possible using methods I think I’m good at to aid City Hospice”.
Whilst Spiro Borg adds: “I take my role as an ambassador for City Hospice seriously and there’s a great sense of pride for Lisa and I to work with our close friends Chris and Jo, and put together an event that not only raises awareness and money for the wonderful work that is done by City Hospice, but hopefully the difference it makes to people's lives in difficult times. It’s always a pleasure to organise such events and we’re grateful to all my wonderful staff and suppliers for assisting with such enthusiasm”.
Here at Ask4Leasing, we were thrilled to put our name to such a wonderful event for such a wonderful cause and look forward to attending and supporting more charity events this summer.
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