Goldsmiths’ candlelit dinner raises over £20,000 for charity

The Benevolent Society raised over £20,000 to support individuals within the jewellery sector at its annual Sponsors’ and Supporters’ Dinner.

The dinner, which this year was held in the Livery Hall inside Goldsmiths’ Hall on June 14, was supported by The Giftware Association as headline sponsor, with Hockley Mint, Charles Green & Son, Facets PR and Jeweller Solutions also sponsoring the evening.

In recognition for their continued contributions, sponsors, supporters of the charity and members of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) were able to purchase heavily subsidised tickets for the dinner.

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Guests were serenaded throughout the evening by a violinist playing a range of classic and contemporary music.

The Benevolent Society financially assists individuals that have worked within the jewellery industry and those looking to get into the jewellery industry through bursaries. Proceeds from the dinner will help the charity to continue its work.

In 2017 the charity paid out over £44,000 in grants to help individuals who used to work in the BATF trades and have fallen on hard times. Since 2016, The Benevolent Society has awarded nearly £75,000 in bursaries to support the industries.

Without the continued generosity of their sponsors and supporters this would not have been possible.

The Benevolent Society’s next event, the annual Christmas Ball, will be held on Thursday December 6.

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