29 September 2011 – Macmillan Breakfast & Fundraiser

This meeting was a special one as it was a ‘MacMillan breakfast’ rather than coffee morning to coincide with the world’s biggest coffee morning the following day.  Macmillan is the charity which we have nominated as our own charity for this year.  We extended invitations to other business contacts and 55 people joined together for some networking.

Katie Halsey of the National Marine Aquarium who gave a fascinating talk on how some fish survive in the oceans and the lengths the staff have to go to ensure the safety and survival of the various species.

We also held a raffle, organised by Bracken Vernon-Jelier, which offered about 25 prizes of excellent value – many of which were offers of free support from businesses within the club.  Adrian Brown became auctioneer for the day to auction 5 superb prizes with the star prize being ‘Tea with Baroness Jolly (an ex member) at the House of Lords’ which raised £220. We were delighted that we were able to raise £1500 on the day for Macmillan Support.

 

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