On the 9th February, our Travel & Tourism students planned and delivered a spectacular fundraising dinner in aid of Dreamflight UK. Our Catering & Hospitality students also worked hard to support the event by providing the venue, cooking an extravagant 3-course meal and serving the 70 guests.
Brooks Restaurant, at our Weybridge campus, came to life as the beautiful venue for the fundraiser. Decorated in rainbows and clouds made out of Balloons, kindly donated by Jelly Kelly, children’s entertainer.
Champagne flutes upon entry, the event began with a touching presentation by Tristan Hills, a volunteer for over 20 years in Dreamflight who spoke the charity and their amazing work that changes young lives through taking children with a serious illness or disability, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.
The evening continued with a delicious 3-course meal, raffle and and auction and our auctioneer for the evening James Kilingsbury Managing Director for London Bridge Experience doing a superb job with the prizes donated by these very generous companies:
Brooks Restaurant, The Weybridge bookshop, Fernando’s Hair studio-Ashford, Kouchin- Indian restaurant-Ashford, The Kings Fairway-Ashford, Blue bell 33-Wey, East & Tea co, Nettie knows -Boutique Weybridge, Nicole Kemp, Amy’s Nails. Ashford, Aromas coffee shop- Wey, McLaren Fine Food-Wey, Osso Bucco Restaurant-Wey, Brooks Hair & Beauty, Neptunes-Wey, Surrey dental and aesthetics, The Runnymede Hotel-Egham, Simply naturals-Egham, Silent pool- Gin distillery, DeVere hotel- Old Windsor, The Waverley pub-Weybridge, Brooklands Hotel, Oatlands Hotel, Weybridge, The Thames club- Staines, Spices Indian Restaurant-Datchet, Beaumont Hairdressers- Laleham, Foxhills Hotel, La Terraza- Spanish Restaurant- Walton, Teddy’s Pet Boutique & Spa. Weybridge.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism team included Hannah Conroy, Lili Gunasekara, Maddison Brown, Amber Maiden, Robin Cummin, Lara Silva and Elena Perez. They commented “Organising an event on this scale has been challenging but we have really enjoyed it. It has taught us skills that will really help us with our course and seeing how much pleasure the trip brings to the children, makes it all worthwhile”
The evening raised an impressive £2,926.00 for Dreamflight UK. a spokesman from the charity said ” Thank you so much for all the hard work the students put into this event”
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