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Formidable firemens’ fundraiser at XLCatlin

13.12.2017

The Worshipful Company of Firefighters’ (WCoFF) annual black-tie fundraising dinner was, for the 8th year in succession, hosted by one of H+J’s longest-standing clients, XL Catlin.  Their generous sponsorship enabled 100% of the money raised to go directly to the Charitable Trust Fund of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters where it will benefit fire-related youth training, education and support schemes and in particular, the work undertaken by Burns Camps which provide essential support for young burns survivors.

Most importantly, the evening successfully raised over £20,000 for some very worthwhile causes.

Over 120 guests, including the Master, Chair of Trustees and Officers of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters and a host of VIPs from Government and the City, enjoyed an evening of sumptuous food, wines and stirring entertainment. Most importantly, the evening successfully raised over £20,000 for some very worthwhile causes.

H+J’s menu included a poached stone bass starter complemented by a tangy citrus salad, roasted rump of lamb with wild mushrooms, and some excellent English cheeses.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by Faryl Smith the “one in a million” soprano, and three friends from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, collectively known as EnFour. Their performance commenced with the iconic Arms of the Angel, as a tribute to those who were lost in the Grenfell Tower Fire. This was especially poignant as two members of the London Fire and Rescue Service involved in the fire incident attended the dinner as guests of the WCoFF. Enfour closed the evening with a rousing performance of Pomp and Circumstance for a flag-waving finale.

For more information about the charity or to make a donation Click here.