IoD Black Tie Fundraiser

IMG_5192A room full of glamour and bow ties! A night for Kent businesses to come together and more importantly make a difference by fundraising! Institute of Directors hosted their annual Charity Black Tie Event in aid of YLF!

On 19th November, at Hadlow Manor Hotel, the Institute of Directors Kent Branch, hosted their charity event that welcomed local businesses and guest speakers and this year they proudly supported YLF.

After a champagne reception and a game of heads and tails, guests were treated to a three course meal and guest speaker, Nick Ferrari, presenter on LBC radio, kept the crowd entertained. Clive Emson, YLF President and Master of Ceremonies for the night, showcased a number of wonderful items to be sold at the evening’s auction including exclusive meals and sold-out tickets!

IMG_5184A wonderful grand total of £3,940 was raised!

Our thanks goes to our President, Clive Emson, for being Master of Ceremonies for the night and our auctioneer and also a very well deserved thank you to Paddy, YLF’s Apprentice and a service user, for delivering a powerful and emotive speech to the guests.

YLF are extremely thankful to IoD and Emma Liddiard, Chair of IoD Kent Branch, for selecting our charity as the evening’s beneficiary. Emma said, “We were really pleased to be able to support the Young Lives Foundation this year. It was a great evening for all concerned and we were privileged to hear from one of those young people who benefited from the charity’s support, which made it even more vital that we should support them. We were really pleased that the combined night raised £3,940”

IMG_5202Stephen Gray, CEO YLF, says, “A huge thank you to IoD Kent Branch and all who attended the Black Tie Event. Not only are we delighted with the funds that were raised from the generous guests, but we have also been introduced to numerous businesses who we hope to work alongside in the future”

YLF would like to kindly thank all who attended the event for their support. We are delighted that together, we are able to make a difference to our County’s most vulnerable young people.