Aagrah Charity Dinner Raises £80,000!
15 October 2013, 01:43
Aagrah Group of Restaurant’s 31st Annual Charity Business Dinner was a great success, as acknowledged by sponsors and business guests alike attending this year’s gala dinner, which raised a staggering £80,000. The dinner was in aid of the Mosaic, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales. Gyles Brandreth, TV personality and broadcaster, hosted the evening which included an amazing auction prize of one week’s stay at the 5 star, The Bonnington Hotel, Jumeriah Lakes, Dubai with return flights, kindly donated by the Bonnington and Eithad airlines.
Among the inspirational keynote speakers were Nick Lane Fox, owner of Braham Park Estate, Aaqil Ahmed of the BBC and Michele Sutton OBE, CEO Bradford College who delivered passionate speeches on the theme of the dinner, Invest In Yorkshire.
The event endorsed Invest in Yorkshire as a theme, and Yorkshire as a booming business destination, which is one of the most breathtaking scenic Shire counties in the UK and has many company headquarters based in the idyllic region. With easy travel access from all corners of the world, it has rapidly become a premier international business & tourism destination. Often referred to as the business capital of the North, Yorkshire offers diverse business opportunities in finance, hospitality, retail, manufacturing professional and tourism and a greater return for investors on their investment.
Mohammed Aslam MBE, Managing Director of the Aagrah Group of Restaurants expressed his gratitude to all those who supported the event and helped to raise a magnificent amount.
Aagrah is a big supporter of local community events and charities and was delighted to support the Mosiac charity for the 2nd year running.
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007, Mosaic’s mentoring programmes create opportunities for young people growing up in our most deprived communities. Mosaic’s vision is for all young people to be supported to realise their potential. With the help of volunteer mentors acting as role models, they aim to bridge the aspirations-attainment gap. By linking young people with inspirational role models in this way, they boost their confidence, self-efficacy and long-term employability. For further information on Mosaic please visit their website by clicking on this link.
Jannat Welfare International Trust, Aagrah’s charitable wing was set up to coordinate all fundraising activities to provide much needed funds for charities both here and abroad. With generous support from so many, it has raised close to £1.6 million to date. The money has helped countless charities both home and abroad and made a real difference to so many lives.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS WHO MADE THE EVENT A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!