Aagrah’s Royal Sum for Charity
15 April 2013, 06:47
Aagrah’s 30th Annual Charity Business Dinner 2012 raised a staggering £70,000. The event was attended by 400 influential business guests was a resounding success. Held at the magnificent Midpoint Suite, the theme for this year’s Aagrah Dinner centered on Bradford as a major city of headquarters, with more companies having their headquarters based in Bradford and outside of London.
The dinner also had a Royal seal of approval from HRH Prince Charles, as this year’s principle charity was Mosaic, founded by Prince Charles. Aagrah’s Managing Director Mohamed Aslam MBE received a letter from HRH Prince Charles thanking Aagrah for choosing Mosaic as the beneficiary charity for this year. Commenting on the letter Mr Aslam said the letter was humbling and we were truly honoured to receive it.
Keynote speakers included Lord Karan Billimoria, Founder Cobra Beer; CEO of Yorkshire Water, Richard Flint; CEO of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Tony Reeves; and National Director for Mosaic, Jonathan Freeman.
Among the sponsors were Kingfisher, Cobra, LWC, Pepsi, DLA Piper and Bradford College.
The glittering dinner was hosted by TV personality and newscaster Mary Nightingale.
Aagrah Charity Dinner is held in memory of the late Sajid Sabir, son of Aagrah Chairman Mohammed Sabir MBE, Hons, DBS.
To date Aagrah have raised £1.5 million for numerous charities in the UK and some overseas.