We’re delighted to have raised over £19,000 in aid of our chosen local charity, Blackburn Youth Zone, by arranging ‘An Evening of Glamour and Glitz’ earlier this month at Stanley House in Mellor which was attended by over 180 guests comprising Taylors’ clients, contacts and fellow supporters of Blackburn Youth Zone.
Elaine Hurn, Managing Partner and host on the evening, said, “From the very start, we were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our clients, contacts and fellow supporters of Blackburn Youth Zone. Nearly all the tables for the event were snapped up in the first few weeks of going on sale and we received so many generous donations for the auction and raffle”.
“Our charity auction was generously supported by Cummins Mellor Recruitment, who donated an amazing prize of a 5 star dinner party at home with food kindly provided by Booths Supermarkets; and Daniel Thwaites plc, who donated any real ale lover’s dream – the opportunity to brew and name your own beer!”.
“Our sincere thanks go to everyone involved in the event whose support and generosity made it possible for us to raise such a fantastic amount for this great local cause.”
“As well as its amazing work in bringing together young people, BYZ has already been an amazing catalyst in the local business community; it already has 40 loyal and dedicated patrons, including Taylors, from Blackburn and East Lancashire’s businesses, with many more lending their support”.
“The amount of money the event raised just goes to show the degree to which local business people are willing to get behind the cause and to work together to help BYZ continue its inspiring work to build hope, aspiration and belief in the local youth community”.
“And my thanks also go to the great team at Taylors; with the BYZ event, our mammoth ‘Trailwalker’ challenge for Oxfam (in which we topped the UK fundraising leader board) and an office walking competition for Scope, they have helped to raise over £35,000 for charity – in just over 18 months!”
Andrew Graham, Chairman of BYZ, commented, “When the team at Taylors chose to hold a charity ball in aid of Youth Zone we knew they would pull off something special, but the spectacular evening and phenomenal amount of money raised far exceeded our expectations. The whole team here is thrilled with the boost to our finances that will help us remain a positive force in so many young lives. Our sincere thanks go to everyone at Taylors for their deep support and a truly unforgettable evening.”
As well as the monies from table sales and the charity auction & raffle on the night, the total raised was bolstered by two significant donations; staff from Barclays’ Blackburn branch generously donated £5,000 towards the fundraising and Taylors’ longstanding client, Clarke & Clarke, donated all damages from a recent case that our Intellectual Property team successfully settled on the company’s behalf.
To view photos from the evening’s glittering celebrations, click here