Fundraising Dinner – Stationers’ Hall was the perfect venue

With its stained glass, ornate ceiling and grand oak panelling, the Livery Hall at Stationers’ Hall is the perfect space for a fundraising dinner. We were so happy when the Purcell School picked Stationers’ Hall as the venue for their fundraising dinner. The school is a fantastic organisation, helping children from all backgrounds to make their dreams come true, and this was a lovely event.

Hosting this important occasion came with a big sense of responsibility. It’s success could impact the amount of funds raised, and as Ruth Blake, Development Manager for the school said: “There were very high expectations from all guests about every aspect of the evening so it was vital that the event ran smoothly, from the drinks reception to the ambience, food and timings.”

The Purcell School is a specialist music school in Hertfordshire, for young musicians aged from 9-18 years of age. Entry is by audition only; talent is what counts for those who wish to attend. The school is a registered charity, and it uses events such as its annual fundraising dinner to raise much-needed funds to ensure that any child who is musically gifted can attend the school, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Their fundraising evening was a warm and upbeat celebration of talent, with a number of musical performances from the school’s children throughout the event.

Between the performances, guests enjoyed some delicious Chester Boyd food. The team at Stationers’ Hall created a three-course dinner that included Nordic cured salmon and chicken cooked two ways – confit leg and roast crown – with vegetarian xanax online with prescription choices of beetroot and goat’s cheese and vegetable pithivier. Dessert was a plum Bakewell with vanilla cream and a cute chocolate crotchet  to end the meal on a high note!

While guests waited to see if their numbers came up in the raffle, they could relax with a drink from the bar and enjoy the last of the musical performances, participate in the Live Auction of Gifts,  or add their bids to the silent auction.

The client was delighted with the event, which helped The Purcell School to raise substantial funds to help them continue in their valuable work.

“In both the lead up to the event and on the night, I found my dealings to be friendly, courteous and professional .

The food was delicious, the ambience perfect and the event ran very smoothly, thanks to the hard work and efficiency of all Chester Boyd staff.

We had some outstanding music performances by Purcell pupils between each course, and staff accommodated this in the schedule with efficiency and professionalism, ensuring guests were served on time, quietly and with no interruption.

The comments and feedback I have received from guests regarding the event have been incredibly positive. The expectation was high, and they did not leave disappointed. I would certainly recommend working with the team at Stationers’ Hall. They will go out of their way to ensure your event is a success.”

R Blake – Development Manager, The Purcell School for Young Musicians

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