The third annual Care Sector Fundraising Ball was back with a bang on Saturday, raising £401,942 for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Care Workers’ Charity – more than double the proceeds from the last Ball.
The Care Sector Fundraising Ball returned on 24th September for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 500 guests coming together at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane to support two incredible organisations that are integral to the social care sector.
Chair of the Championing Social Care charitable initiative and Hallmark Care Homes Foundation Chair, Avnish Goyal CBE, who founded the Care Sector Fundraising Ball said: ‘It has been fantastic to bring the Care Sector Fundraising Ball back this year and raise record sums for two incredible charities! The evening truly sparkled as we came together and celebrated the social care sector, reminding us that together we can have such a positive impact.’
Chair of the Care Sector Fundraising Ball Committee, Anita Goyal MBE, said: ‘The Ball is always a magical night and this year was better than ever! I am so proud to see such huge support for our two charities this year and am very excited that people are already asking how to join us in 2023.’
The event brought to life the spirit of the social care sector, with fantastic entertainment from KSpark and Old Men Grooving followed by Magic FM DJ Neev Spencer. Guests also experienced a beautiful Indian banquet while BBC London’s Asad Ahmad led the night as the Ball’s host and auctioneer Charlie Ross persuaded so many guests to bid and pledge support.
Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO of the CareTech Foundation and Vice Chair of the Care Sector Fundraising Ball Organising Committee, said: Alzhiemer’s
‘We are very grateful to our guests who gave so generously on the night. We know that the work of both the Care Workers’ Charity and Alzheimer’s Society is essential. Charities need our support more than ever as we head into the cost of living crisis and as they continue to provide essential services to vulnerable people. We look forward to seeing what both charities achieve with this record donation from the Ball. We know these funds will make a huge difference to the charities.’