Annual Gala Dinner - Saturday 17th August
Well, it is that time again! This year’s gala dinner will be held on Saturday night the 17th August. It will be the 5th such dinner and we hope to make it the best one yet.
The good news is that although there have been many cost increases since the previous year, we are intending to hold the ticket price the same at $90 each and $850 for a table of ten.
Last year, those in attendance were enthralled by the Three Waiters with their extraordinary vocal talent combined with a keen sense of humour. We knew that trying to top that performance this year was always going to be difficult but we are confident no one will be disappointed this year!
Those who have attended previous dinners would know that the entry price does nothing more than cover the direct costs of the night. To maintain pricing we must therefore look to bringing more people along each year, so we ask you to try and introduce new guests to the evening where possible.
I know that many people turn off when they hear the term fund raiser, as they feel that they will be committed to spend more money than they can reasonably afford. Please assure them that this is not the case with this dinner. We prefer to refer to it as a ‘fun’draiser and people’s support by way of their presence is more important than how many, if any, raffle tickets they purchase on the night.
One such reluctant guest last year was overheard to remark, “This has to be the best night out in town! How can they do it for the price?” We often wonder ourselves!
Invitations will be sent out in June, so this email is simply a reminder to keep the date free. In the meantime if you would like to spread the word and invite friends, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues or any other people you are contact with to join us on the night, we would be very grateful. Please refer such people to our web site to discover more about what we do.
I look forward to catching up on the night,
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