A recent charity fundraising dinner hosted by RBS Invoice Finance has raised £12,000 for The Prince’s Trust in their 40th anniversary year and SNAPPY (Special Needs Activities and Play Provision for York), a special needs charity for children aged between 5-25 in the York area.
The event, which was held at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Thursday 21st July was organised by staff from RBS Invoice Finance Leeds and Manchester offices. Over 200 people from across the Yorkshire and Lancashire business community attended the event which was compéred by Sky Sports presenter Pete Graves. Hypnotist Grant Saunders entertained guests on the evening.
Rosie Battye, Fundraising Manager at The Prince's Trust, said:
"I would like to say a massive thank you on behalf of everyone at The Prince's Trust. We are very grateful to RBS Invoice Finance and everyone who has supported the charity fundraising dinner on Thursday evening. It was a really wonderful event and to raise £12,000 is incredible and will make a massive difference to young people in Yorkshire and the Humber who have had not had the best start in life but are working hard towards a better future."
Anne Stamp, Fundraising Manager at SNAPPY, said:
"We were so pleased to be supported by this prestigious event. Without the support of events like this we simply wouldn’t be able to provide the necessary funds to help young children with special needs to personally develop and play in a safe and secure environment."
John Gribbon, Regional Managing Director for RBS Invoice Finance in the North added:
"We are delighted this year to be supporting The Prince's Trust and SNAPPY, both worthy charities and deserving of our help. We would like to say a big thanks to everyone involved for their generous contributions and the difference this will make.
"There are many worthy charities out there, but we decided to support these two charities this year, as voted by the RBS Invoice Finance team in Leeds. Both charities carry out such incredible work for young people across our region, whether it’s helping them get into jobs, education or training or encouraging those with special needs to develop. Either way, I am pleased that we have been able to support their efforts in what was a really fun evening with entertainment to match.
"This event forms part of the professional community calendar and is the 6th year we have organised the dinner here in Leeds. Following last night’s event this brings the total raised for charities over the last five years to £86,000; something we are incredibly proud of."
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