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£250,000

RAISED


 

ASOS Foundation Charity Golf day and Gala Dinner

  • DATE -  07/09/2017

  • CHARITY -  ASOS Foundation

  • LOCATION -  The Grove, Hertfordshire

Another outstanding day was held at The Grove on Thursday 7th September for the 3rd annual ASOS Foundation Charity Golf Day and Gala Dinner.  With a bright start to the morning everyone was raring to go. As the golfers arrived to register along with the traditional golfer’s breakfast of coffee and a bacon roll they were also each given an M2 driver from Taylor Made – now that’s what you call a ‘goody’ bag!

With 28 teams playing, the golfers needed a prompt start, throughout the course there were various competitions increasing the already competitive edge to the day!   Alongside the competing golfers were treated to a variety of refreshments and goodies; Gaucho’s made an appearance on hole 1 offering freshly cooked Argentinian steak; fruit-laden Pimm’s on hole 4; and a luxurious Malbec and Chocolate serving on hole 18 – 

Once the competition was over it was back to the Stables Courtyard for a well-deserved drink and await the anticipated results. With only one point in it –  the final scores were a very close call between the top three teams.

However, huge congratulations were due to this year’s winners – Tex International.

Following a successful day on the golf course it was time to get ready for the evening gala dinner, and welcome an additional 270 guests.  The weather continued to be kind, and so the beautiful Walled Gardens provided the backdrop for pre-dinner fizz before moving on to the Amber Suite for further drinks, dining, entertainment and the all-important fundraising.

Famed for having gate-crashed London Fashion week the host for the evening, Gabby Best, provided her alter-ego Marijana to handle this rowdy and raucous crowd. She then recruited both Nick Roberts and Nick Beighton to assist her with an ASOS-centric Heads & Tails to kick off the fund-raising for the evening.

Charlie Ross reigned for a second year as the Auctioneer with the magic touch, utilising his superb skills to raise over £60,000 across seven unique and luxurious Lots.

It was time to then fill the dance floor with ASOS’s very own band Zed’s Dead providing a dynamic performance, followed by Australian DJ Tom Loud AKA Hot Dub Time Machine – without fail the ASOS guests packed the dance floor as they ‘danced-through-the-decades’. 

With confetti cannons at the ready, our final fundraising amount of a massive £216,000 for the ASOS Foundation was announced, and guests were showered in ASOS metallic purple confetti and the real celebrations began!  

 


 

“With the ASOS Foundation in full swing, we wanted activities would highlight the achievements and vision of the Foundation. We chose to work with D&G Group for all things consultation to ticket sales through to production meaning we only need to apply the ASOS DNA”

- Nick Beighton, CEO, ASOS

 
 
 
 

 
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£460,000

Raised


 
 

Iceland’s 25th Annual Charity Golf Day

  • CHARITY -  Alzheimer's Research, UCL Dementia Research & Iceland Charitable Foundation

  • LOCATION -  Celtic Manor, Newport

Celebrating Iceland’s 25th Annual Charity Golf Classic, things were shaken up a little this year by moving venue to the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. We were delighted that our superb sales team garnered immense support from Iceland’s suppliers and partners selling the most golfing teams ever in 25 years! 

The world-famous Twenty Ten and Roman Road courses welcomed 64 golf teams across both courses making it the biggest golf day yet to take place at Celtic Manor, all we needed now was a little sun.  In homage to the event’s twenty fifth year golfers were asked to purchase a goody bag for £25 which had an actual value of a staggering £350 and included a M2 driver from Taylor Made!

Following the briefing, the sunshine appeared, and the Celtic Manor staff led the players out to a shotgun start, getting the competition started in great style.  Throughout the course players were treated to a range of delicious food and drink; Gregg’s offered tasty goodies; Kezie and Birdseye offered more choices on par; and Froneri delivered fantastic ice cream for those requiring cooler options, all washed down with a chilled glass of champagne!

If your golfing skills weren’t up to scratch then you had the opportunity to indulge yourself with a range of spa and beauty treatments instead.

As the golf came to a close, winnersCoppenrath & Wiese celebrated before heading down to the Caernarfon Suite to continue the fun and festivities.

Just under 800 people were shown to their seats to witness the opening act Cirque Silver Glitz.  A mix of stunning singers and dazzling showgirls performed a classic routine complemented by incredibly talented contortion artists, ribbon dancers, and amazing acrobats who performed with incredible skill and balance on an enchanting glitter ball.

After a fabulous three course meal our guests were entertained with a set from comedian, David Baddiel, reflecting on his own personal journey with Dementia. Dave Sharp the Speed Painter created an amazing art piece of Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods whilst Willie Miller, resident Iceland auctioneer, did a fantastic job of the main auction – fetching a whopping £125,000.00!

But the best was yet to come – the surprise act of the night was All Saint’s.  As the reunited former girl band took to the stage to belt out their well-known hits, revellers took to the dance floor and partied well into the night.

With the total fundraising amount hitting over £706,000 this is an event that was absolutely standout!




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£250,000

Raised


 
 

House of Fraser Annual Charity Day

  • DATE - 20/07/2017

  • CHARITY - Action For Children and Sparks

  • LOCATION - The Grove, Hertfordshire

On the 20th July 2017, the 14th House of Fraser Charity Event took place at The Grove, Hertfordshire where 140 golfers took to the course to battle it out to win the coveted Cheryl Duncan Trophy. They were joined by an array of celebrities including Chris Hollins, Damon Hill, Simon Lazenby, David Croft, Luther Blissett, Tiff Needall, Sir Trevor Brooking, Kevin Whately, Alan Curbishley, Ray Clemence, Kriss Akabusi and Phil Daniels.

The course was alive with entertainment including the Hole in One hole where players would be lucky enough to win a Lexus provided by Lexus Edgware Road should they pot a Hole in One. Other competitions included nearest the pin, longest drive, beat the birdie and the introduction of a special ‘Dice Hole’ where players who rolled a double were entered into a prize draw.

With the evening a sell out, a further 250 guests joined the golfers at the Amber Suite to begin the evenings proceedings. Smith and Sinclair joined us this year, delighting the guests with edible and vapour cocktails.

Dinner was hosted by the fantastic duo, Chris Hollins and Anthea Turner who kept the crowd entertained late into the night. The evening was full of lots of fundraising for the Foundation and their chosen charities; Action for Children and Sparks. The main auction on the night raised a staggering £46,000 and was conducted by BBCs Charles Hanson with lots including golf at The Grove hosted by Chairman Frank Slevin, a Maldives holiday, a VIP trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, dinner with the new CEO Alex Williamson, a box at Micky Flanagan plus many more. 

Laughs were a plenty with Britain’s Got Talent runner up Jamie Raven entertaining the crowd with his famous comedy and magic. Cocktails were served around the room and the dancefloor was filled until the early hours with amazing sets from Soho’s Archer Street and DJ Benny Blanco.

This year raised a phenomenal £250,000 which is being shared between Action for Children and Sparks.

 

"House of Fraser has, over the last three years, utlised the talents of the team at D&G Partners to ensure fantastic success of its ‘House of Fraser Annual Charity Event’. We fully intend to continue and indeed build on this excellent relationship."

Simon Duncan - Director of External Business, House of Fraser


 
 
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£146,530

Raised


 
 

Arogs Annual Charity Event

  • CHARITY - Macmillan Cancer Support

  • LOCATION - Ascot Racecourse

On 28th September 2016, 108 golfers took to the beautiful Berkshire Golf Course to join in the annual Argos Charity Event in aid of Macmillan. The weather was in our favour this year and the players eagerly took to their tee off holes on the blue course and red course and enjoyed a day full of entertainment and competitions including Beat the Pro, Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and the highlight of the day – the Pimm’s tent!

Afterwards guests enjoyed a carvery lunch whilst having the opportunity to network amongst some of the senior Argos directors and suppliers. Prize giving followed with a delighted High Street TV team who took home the Argos Event Cup.

Guests then made their way down to Ascot Racecourse where they were joined by a further 350 evening dinner guests. The evening was hosted by the fabulous George Lamb and entertainment provided by the brilliant magician Paul Martin whose trickery made sure the room was in constant awe. The main auction on the night was conducted by British Gold Medallist Dereck Redmond with lots including a Spain holiday in a gorgeous private villa, a VIP hospitality box to see the legendary Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the O2 Arena, Private Dining for 10 at Roux Restaurant, tickets for Arsenal vs PSG at the Emirates with a Sony Bravia 4K, 10 Category One tickets to England v South Africa with Jamie Oliver Hampers, and our final lot of the night, enjoying a dinner with Sainsbury’s CEO, John Rogers!

The evening was rounded off with a set from X Factor Finalist Fleur East followed by SugarKube band who ensured the dance floor stayed full! With the help of their suppliers and affiliates Argos smashed their target and raised an incredible amount of money for Macmillan.

 

"D&G Partners always go above and beyond which is brilliant! They have helped us not only with advertising, but table sales and some fabulous prizes for our events too. I have recommended and will continue to recommend D&G to other charities as my experience of working with them has been excellent."

Miranda Brown - MacMillian Cancer Support

 

 
 
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£150,000

Raised


 
 

Bidfood’s Annual Charity Golf Day

  • CHARITY -  Alzheimer's Research, UCL Dementia Research & Iceland Charitable Foundation

  • LOCATION -  Celtic Manor, Newport

 

On the 26th July 2018 we saw the third Bidfood Charity Event take place at the award-winning Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. We welcomed over 170 golfers across two courses - the Twenty Ten and Roman Road, for a day full of fun and networking across the greens. 

The day started early with registration, breakfast and goody bag collection which consisted of some fantastic items including a Ryder Cup towel, scorecard holder, ball marker, tees, balls and an Arccos driver tool helping players to monitor and see their stats for every drive and round. Following on from great motivational speeches from Andy Kemp and Tim Adams, teams took to the course with their vPar tablets for 18 holes where they were greeted with various forms of entertainment including Beat the Pro, Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and a new addition for this year – TrackMan. Players were kept fully hydrated and satisfied with the addition of some fantastic food vans including Cornish pasties, scampi and hot dogs washed down with various glasses of Pimm’s and cocktails. 

After a day of bogies and birdies guests were able to relax and enjoy some drinks before joining a further 140 guests at the Caernarfon Suite for an evening of dinner and entertainment. After a glass of champagne, guests took to their seats and were welcomed by the evening’s host, Sky Sports presenter Vicky Gomersall. 

The evening saw further fundraising for Springboard in the form of a new game – Keepy Uppy, a raffle, a silent auction and a highly anticipated main auction including lots such as a masterclass with Andrew Strauss, a holiday in Tuscany, a private VUE screening for 200 guests and tickets to see the one and only Barry Manilow!

Laughs were a plenty with entertainment by the fabulous Bid-dudes and the evening was wrapped up in style by the ever hilarious, award winning Nina Conti.



 
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£100,000

Raised


 
 

Homebase Annual Charity Event 2016

  • LOCATION -  Celtic Manor, Newport

 

On 22nd June 2016 we welcomed suppliers and affiliates of Homebase to the fabulous Celtic Manor in Wales to take part in the Homebase Charity Event 2016.

148 golfers took to the 2010 Ryder Cup Course and the Roman Road Course to not only battle against each other for the Homebase Charity Cup but also battle the elements! Luckily the weather didn’t dampen players spirits and they completed a fabulous day on the courses with entertainment from club and ball tracking technology TrackMan, golf trick shot pro Paul Barrington, specialist golf brand TaylorMade, Beat the Birdie and various food and drink holes including our very own Pimm’s Hole!

At the evening gala dinner, attendees were treated to a delicious three course meal, main auction, silent auction and entertainment from SugarKube and DJ Benny Blanco. Olympian Derek Redmond hosted a fantastic main auction with lots including a private casino evening, VIP tickets to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze with Craig Castelino, dinner at Roux with PJ Davis and a private hospitality box to see Lionel Richie at the O2 Arena.

D&G Group are proud to have worked with Homebase in selling, managing and producing the event. Thank you to everyone who supported the event including the sponsors; Stanley Black & Decker, TCP, Westland, AkzoNobel and Newell.



 
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We work closely with leading children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Chase. D&G Group CEO David Nash has been a supporter of Shooting Star Chase for many years now.

“Since David first started supporting us in 2007 for his benefit year he has raised nearly £300,000. He has done all sorts of things to support us such as running the London Marathon in a Pink Panther costume, running through mud and over obstacles in the Nuts Challenge and since setting up D&G Partners with his brother Glen, they put on this fantastic Test Match Ball every year”. Shooting Star Chase

“Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care. Around 10% of that income comes from government funding, so we rely on their supporter’s generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.”

 
 
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