The London & Southern Counties Centre Annual Christmas Luncheon 2013 again exceeded all previous attendance records with 1083 guests in attendance… and more than £12,000 raised for charity.
The Centre’s new Chairman, Ian Dudding, was presented with his Fellowship Certificate by President David Beadle, before responding to the formal toast to the Chartered Institution, delivered by Cllr Clyde Loakes from the Local Government Association.
A regular feature of this event is the charity collection – for the last 12 years successive Centre Chairmen have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support to be the beneficiary and the Centre Council is pleased to announce that at the 2013 luncheon the magnificent sum of £12,678.43 was raised in cash from the tables, bringing the total contribution to Macmillan Cancer Support from this event to over £100,000.
In addition, a percentage of the income generated from they 2013 event’s ticket sales will be used to support the running of the CIWM/Defra Masters programme and CIWM New Member Network (NMN) activities in 2014, in particular in providing financial help for attendees at the NMN National Event from the London & Southern Counties region who are not otherwise funded, and in enabling the Centre to hold its own Developing Skills/National Careers Event at no charge to attendees.
The London & Southern Counties Centre Annual Christmas Luncheon will take place this year on Friday 12 December.