On the 26th of January, almost 900 guests made their way into the historic Old Billingsgate in London for a night on the town with a vibrant ‘West End Theatre’ theme. Denise Van Outen, one of Britain’s most lovable TV Presenters did a fantastic job of hosting the evening which also featured amazing performances from the band Soul Brothers who kept the guests on their feet with the greatest funky soul and Motown hits, a wonderful medley from Joanne Farrell and Andy Hart and many more. This year’s event brought together new and loyal supporters of retailTRUST to show their support and generosity for their industry and to all who dedicate their lives to it with star guests including Harold Tillman CBE, Wendy Hallett OBE MBE, rugby legend Phil Vickery MBE as well as Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli!
The celebrations kicked off with a champagne reception followed by a delicious three course meal, entertainment and a chance to donate to retailTRUST via a wealth of fundraising activities including tombola prizes including brands such as Bare Minerals, GHD, Harvey Nichols, Ted Baker, Harrods and All Saints to name a few before the ever-popular silent auction and pledge.
The Grand Auction consisted of stunning lots including a Private VIP Hospitality Box to watch Olly Murs, an incredible choice between two Tuscan Villas, a lifetime opportunity to play golf and dine with Geoffrey Boycott OBE and a Luxury Private Dining experience, hosted by England cricket legend Graham Gooch OBE at Gordan Ramsay, Maze.
The evening raised an incredible £742,000 for the retailTRUST and this will enable them to continue to improve the wellbeing of all those involved in retail and related industries in the UK.
D&G Partners are proud to have supported retailTRUST this year in the full production and delivery of this event, along with table and advertising sales. This year saw the D&G crew arrive at 6am at Old Billingsgate and transform a blank warehouse space into a stunning west end theatre masterpiece for the retail sector. From initial concepts through every logistical detail and to the final implementation, our D&G Productions team were on hand to manage and ensure that the night was a true success.