The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Alexandra Phillips, hosted a sell-out fundraising Gala Dinner in the Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room on Friday 27th September for ten of her twenty chosen charities.
Among the attendees were supporters of each charity, representatives from the charities themselves and members of the general public who were invited by the Mayor. Many noted the ‘hint of gold’ dress code with style! The evening is expected to raise well over £12,000 for charity when all donations are received.
The dinner involved an auction with top items including seven nights in Cape Verde; VIP access to The Big Cheer; high tea with the Mayor in the Mayor’s Parlour. There was also a raffle and a bottle tombola.
Presiding over the fundraising with good humour and gusto were Guest Auctioneer Nicky Davin and MC Karl Jones, the Director of local restaurant Moshimo. Karl also generously wined and dined the guests.
Local harpist and recent Lancing College graduate, 18-year old Megan Johns, welcomed guests with beautiful music.