Barretts Charity Dinner Raises over £6k for We Love Manchester

16 November 2018

This week we presented the cheque to the Chair of Trustees - Edith Conn in Manchester
In February this year we raised over £12,000 for our chosen charities, We Love Manchester, and the Mind Charity Leeds at our annual charity dinner. This week marked the final cheque presentation when our Marketing Manager Hannah Freudenberg and Advanced Steel Services (Preston) Managing Director Carl Grundy happily presented the cheque to Edith Conn , Chair of Trustees for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. 

The event held nearly 400 people at Elland Road on the 16th February 2018 and brought together suppliers, customers, staff, friends and family of Barrett Steel’s nationwide branches.
 
The guests were joined by Sky Sports’ presenters and former England footballers Tony Cottee, Paul Merson, and Phil Thompson. They were treated to a three-course dinner alongside speeches and a fantastic set from impressionist and comedian, Kevin Connelly. The main event of the night was a charity auction, which featured prizes such as a Newcastle United football shirt signed by footballing legend, Alan Shearer, sold out U2 concert tickets with full hospitality package and a signed Anthony Joshua boxing glove.
 
With one of Barrett Steel’s employees being directly affected by the 2017 Manchester bombing, the We Love Manchester charity was an obvious choice to benefit from the generosity of the attendees, and an address was given by the Chief Executive of Manchester Council, Joanne Roney OBE, detailing the immensely important work that the charity has done since its inception.
 
Joanne Roney, from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, said: "As trustees of the Emergency Fund, we remain hugely grateful for the outpouring of support and solidarity we've had from around the world for those affected by the tragedy at Manchester Arena.The money raised by this dinner will go a long way to helping those who have been affected and we are touched that donors are still thinking of us and still want to help support us."
 
Rob Ridge of Barrett Steel and organiser of the event commented: “Barrett Steel have historically, and continue to, support both local and national charities. This is one our Core Values that every employee within the organisation lives and breathes. The support of our suppliers, customers, staff and friends made this night a fantastic success and really helped us to make a difference. We’ve already had quite a number of people asking about next year’s event!!”

For more information about Barrett Steels ongoing charity work please email marketing@barrettsteel.com with any enquiries. 
Barretts Charity Dinner Raises over £6k for We Love Manchester