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Treloar’s Gala Dinner inspires the Lord Mayor
October 2, 2018 / 11:35 am
The Mansion House in London was the sumptuous setting for this year’s Treloar’s Gala Dinner, raising vital funds for the physically disabled children and young people who live and learn at Treloar’s.
The annual event, hosted this year by Alderman Mr Charles Bowman, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, raised a record breaking £80,000 which will be used to purchase a new minibus so Treloar’s students can get off campus and build their independence.
The Lord Mayor welcomed guests with the opening speech and stated that he was “inspired” by the Treloar’s students and that his visit to the campus in February had been “one of his favourite memories from this year as Lord Mayor.” He went on to add that “the relationship between Mansion House and Treloar’s is an extraordinarily strong one, one that has been on-going for 110 years and I am deeply proud to continue this tradition.”
The guests were then treated to a magical performance of songs from Beauty and the Beast by Treloar’s students Dom, Joe, Joss, Sally and Sophie, in their costumes from the show. The audience showed their appreciation with a standing ovation and the students and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Treloar’s Head of Music Jocelyn Watkins was the inaugural winner of the Mansion House Gala Dinner Award, to recognise her special contribution to the success of this event.
Roger Southam, who chaired the Mansion House Committee on behalf of Treloar’s, and acted as auctioneer, said it was:
a fabulous evening with warmth and generosity to the aims and needs of Treloar’s and we are humbled by the generosity of the Livery and supporters.