Trinity Winchester hosted their annual Black-Tie Dinner in support of World Homeless Day on Friday 19th October raising over £19,000.00 for the homeless and most vulnerable in Winchester. The evening welcomed 150 supporters to the Holiday Inn Winchester for an evening of fundraising and entertainment.
Trinity Winchester offers support to over 600 homeless and vulnerable people every year, with services open 6 days a week. The charity is dependent on donations and events to keep the services running and the money raised from the Black-Tie Dinner will be put back into running the drop-in centre for around 50 -60 clients each day.
Sue McKenna, Chief Executive at Trinity, said:
We are really delighted with the amount raised for Trinity at the Black-Tie Dinner. It was a truly special evening and we were overwhelmed by the sheer generosity from both the supporters and sponsors, they have made a huge difference to support our vital work.
The room was alive with entertainment from Mike Brown the magician entertaining guests with numerous tricks up his sleeve, The West End Rats brought the Rat Pack to Winchester encouraging everyone onto the dance floor and guest speaker Melissa Butler – Smith touched the hearts of attendees with her own personal journey through Trinity to the present day where she is now head chef bringing donated food to life for Trinity clients
The main event of the evening was the live auction with prizes ranging from tickets to The British Open Golf in Royal Portrush, fly fishing on the Newton Stacey Estate and a spectacular day on a Sunseeker Portofion 53. The raffle and silent wine auction included a range of fabulous prizes and fine wines donated by supporters and local business throughout Winchester.
The event was sponsored by The Holiday Inn Winchester who have been continued supporters of Trinity and truly made the evening a night to remember. Trinity thanks all the supporters and local business who donated to the auction and raffle.
We are already looking forward to next year’s event on Friday 11th October 2019