Softcat's May Ball
Friday night saw the Softcat May Ball raise an amazing £236,000 for Dreams Come True. It was an even bigger event this year with 950 of Softcat's staff, families, friends and vendors attending at London's prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel.
The guests sat down to enjoy the first act of the night, Britain’s Got Talent winners, Spelbound, who put on a gravity defying performance to get the night started with a bang. One of the highlights was the ‘human skipping rope’.
This was followed by comedian Stewart Francis, who got the whole room laughing with his hilarious one-liners. After the meal, comedian Lee Nelson from BBC Three's ‘Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show’ came on and had everyone in stitches with his routine.
As the serious part of the evening began, a video was shown which saw two children whose dreams have been funded by Softcat talk about how much their experiences meant to them and how their lives have changed. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room at this point. It was then finally time for the auction, expertly run by Johnny Gould for the second year running. Yet again Johnny did an incredible job and the auction alone raised £81,000.
The room erupted with a cheer when the combined total from all of the donations, raffle, auction and tickets was announced as £236,000. It was now time for the guests to party on the dancefloor with Charlie Hedges from Kiss FM ready to take to the decks.
The team are continuously blown away by the support we receive from Softcat and we will be able to realise many more dreams thanks to the kindness and generosity shown by everyone who attended the Ball. A special thanks goes to Charlie Harman and Michael Walker who organised the Ball, were excellent hosts and do an outstanding job supporting Dreams Come True. Thanks also to Softcat chairman, Martin Hellawell, for championing the charity throughout the company.
For more information about the Softcat Ball visit the Softcat website.
Author: James Gunn
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