On Friday 10th May, 170 guests, resplendent in their tuxedos and ball gowns, were greeted with a Prosecco drinks reception whilst being serenaded with live music provided by acclaimed jazz musician, David Onac. There was the chance to take part in an exciting and very popular sealed bid auction, featuring an array of spectacular lots, before enjoying an elegant 3 course dinner and the entertaining live auction. Prizes were donated by local and national companies including: a 2 night stay at 5* hotel, Augill Castle (raising an incredible £1000!), an hour with Sheffield based photographer James Thomas Stanhope, various holidays, a wire fox cub by local artist Fenella Noble, event tickets and luxurious hampers.
The evening was hosted by Golddigger Trust’s Chief Executive, Beth Stout & Creative Director, Mandy Toombs, but the real star of the evening was Katie, one of our young people, who courageously shared about her experience of being supported by Golddigger Trust and the impact this support has had on her life. She made a plea for auction guests to be generous, saying “not everyone wants to talk, but if you do, then everyone deserves the chance to be listened to”.
The event was a huge success, smashing the ambitious £20,000 fundraising target to raise a brilliant £26,692! Every penny raised will go to Golddigger Trust as we work to unearth value in vulnerable young people across Sheffield and beyond.
Plans are already underway for Golddigger Trust’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in 2020- please do contact us if you’d like to receive a save the date!
A big thank you to James Thomas Stanhope Photography who has donated his time to be our fantastic event photographer. A selection of photos from the event are shown below, or to view and download the full gallery, please click HERE.
A big thank you to Myhrtoolkit, Henry Boot Plc, C&A Design, C Lloyd Insurance Brokers and Charles James Financial Planning for being our sponsors in 2019.
If you’re interested in sponsoring future Golddigger Trust events, please do get in touch.
Charles James Financial Planning
Charles James Financial Planning cover all aspects of financial planning from pensions and investments to estate planning, mortgages and insurance.
We are pleased to welcome the Charles James Financial Planning team as Silver Sponsors at our 2019 event.
Silver Sponsors- C Lloyd Insurance Brokers
Sheffield based C Lloyd Insurance Brokers have been helping commercial and corporate clients with insurance advice since 1906.
We’re thrilled to have them with us as a Silver Sponsor at this years event.