Benevolent Ball reveals Jewellery & Watch as headline sponsor

The 79th annual Benevolent Society Ball raised £30,000 for charity alongside the BJA Member Awards. (Image: Coneyl Jay)

The 81st annual British Jewellery & Giftware Federation Benevolent Society Ball will take place on December 1 with Jewellery & Watch as its headline sponsor.

The event, which coincides with the National Association of Jewellers’ (NAJ) Member Awards, attracts guests from the jewellery trade, The Giftware Association and other member organisations of the British Allied Trades Federation. Over 400 trade guests attend the black tie evening.

Jewellery & Watch will headline the event alongside a long list of sponsors which include Birmingham Assay Office, Charles Green, Cooksongold, T H March, Clogau Gold, the NAJ and more.

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The Benevolent Society’s chairman David Simons comments: “It is wonderful that Jewellery & Watch have agreed to headline sponsor the 2016 Federation’s Benevolent Ball. To have event & exhibition organisers who are so committed to the industries that they represent in this way is a credit to all concerned. We are truly grateful.”

A charity auction will be conducted by David Doyle of Jewellery Brokers and Diamonds Please, the Society’s vice chairman. Lots donated for the annual auction so far include lunch for 12 at The Birmingham Assay Office sponsored by Lawrence Blunt, a full day clay pigeon shooting for 10 people followed by dinner sponsored by T H March & Co, a full VIP Package to an NEC Venue donated by Paul Thandi and Kathryn James of the NEC Group, and a visit to Kensington Gardens with a champagne afternoon tea and overnight accommodation for six people at The Grange Hotel London sponsored by Clogau Gold.

The tombola and raffle will be supported as always by The Federation’s Giftware Association. All of the sale proceeds go directly to the charity.

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