Sheffield Charity Construction Ball raises Â£9,000 in support of The Prince's Trust
Date: 22nd May 2012
The Sheffield Charity Construction Ball has raised £9,000 for The Prince's Trust whose invaluable work helps to change young lives.
Organised by Arup and HLM, The Sheffield Charity Construction Ball is the longest running industry event in the North and brings the region's construction & property sector together annually for an evening of superb entertainment, while raising money for local charities. The event, which has now raised more than £160,000 for charity over 12 years, is very well established and attended by key figures from prominent businesses across the region.
Held at Sheffield City Hall on Friday 18 May, this year's event welcomed 200 guests including The Prince's Trust Ambassador and football legend, Brian Deane. The evening started with a drinks reception in the Arches Bar, followed by a three-course Yorkshire themed dinner and live entertainment from the Acoustic Angels. Other highlights included a Sheffield themed quiz, table magicians, plus an auction and raffle.
The Prince's Trust gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 13-to-30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. Last year, 80 per cent of young people supported by The Trust moved into work, education, training or volunteering. The Trust aims to help 4,500 young people in Yorkshire and The Humber this year.
Nick Beecroft, director at HLM said:
"The Prince's Trust is making a huge difference with its work in Sheffield and South Yorkshire and we are delighted to be supporting this. We wish to thank everyone involved, particularly our sponsors Nabarro and Evolution Print, for making this event such a success and for raising so much for The Trust. In the current economic climate, it's especially pleasing to see that the property and construction sector can be relied upon to turn out in force to support such an important cause."
Andy Farley, from The Prince's Trust in Yorkshire, said: "It was a fantastic event and I would like to thank everyone who helped organise it. Youth unemployment is high at the moment and the money raised from this event means we can help more young people in Sheffield to get into work."
Photos from the event will be available at http://www.sheffieldconstructionball.com/during the next two weeks.
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