Inaugural Ignite Ball raises £330,000 for The Prince’s Trust
Intelligent Office UK is proud to announce that the Ignite Ball raised £330,000 for The Prince’s Trust. The outsourcing company was the lead sponsor of this year’s Ignite Ball, an event inspired by Intelligent Office’s founder and Chair of The Prince’s Trust in Scotland Council Board, Margaret (Mags) McPherson.
Hosted by Sky Sports presenter Di Dougherty at London’s Hurlingham Club, the Ignite Ball celebrated The Prince’s Trust’s 40th anniversary. Guests included Trust Ambassadors: BBC weather presenter and star of Strictly Come Dancing Carol Kirkwood, television and radio presenter Jenni Falconer and actor Darius Campbell.
Mags said: “What an evening! The Ignite Ball was a resounding success, raising £330,000 to help young people change their lives. That means more than 300 young people will be given the chance to start again and do something meaningful with their lives.
“Over four decades, The Prince’s Trust has changed the lives of 825,000 young people across the UK. We wanted to create a new event to mark this special milestone, thank our supporters and help transform many more young lives for years to come. I'm truly grateful to everyone involved – guests, volunteers, those who gave us items to auction and everyone at the Hurlingham Club.”
On the night guests enjoyed an auction, run by Bargain Hunt’s Thomas Plant, with one of the most popular lots being a ‘triffic’ dinner for 12 with footballing legend Harry Redknapp. Guests were also entertained by funk and Motown band, The Soul Brothers.
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, The Prince's Trust believes every young person should have the chance to succeed. Its programmes give disadvantaged young people the practical and financial support they need to change their lives and get into work, education or training.
Further information is available at princes-trust.org.uk.
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