A leading estate agent in Wales is to hold a charity ball on June 30th that it hopes will raise £6,000 for children’s charity Magic Moments, but which it needs to sell more tickets for to hit its target.Darlows, which has ten branches across Cardiff and South Wales, has sold tickets worth £2,500 so far but is asking other agents in the area and beyond to come along to the event at The Village Hotel in Coryton, Cardiff.Tickets are £40 each and include red carpet entry, a three-course meal plus the hotel is to donate 10% of its bar takings to the charity.A raffle will also take place with prizes donated by several local conveyancing and home loans companies including Convey Law, Spicketts Battrick and Just Mortgages.Magic Moments supports 12 children’s hospices and also organises annual trips to Disneyland in Paris for the families of those with very ill children, or those who have been recently bereaved.£1 million raisedThe charity was set up in 1998 by Alick Smith, the then chairman of Darlows’ parent company Spicerhaart with his wife with Val and since then it has raised over £1 million.“I can’t begin to describe the difference this charity makes to children who may have very little time left to live and also to their families, who can continue to receive support even after having lost a child,” says organiser Gareth Brackin, one of Darlows’ regional partners (left).“All the community has pulled together to help these children and their families, some of whom will be attending the event as guests.“We have already trebled what we thought we would achieve and the ball hasn’t taken place yet, so we are on target to raise around £6,000.”To buy tickets, email Lisa Haycock at Darlows. Gareth Brackin Just Mortgages Alick Smith Cardiff Sequence charity ball charity raising Spicer Haart Spicketts Battrick Convey Law Darlows June 20, 2018Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Welsh agency Darlows needs your help to raise £6,000 for children’s charity previous nextAgencies & PeopleWelsh agency Darlows needs your help to raise £6,000 for children’s charityTen branch firm is reaching out to fellow industry professionals to help raise cash via charity ball in Cardiff on 30th June.Nigel Lewis20th June 201801,801 Views
Manchester-based foodservice patisserie supplier Destiny Foods has merged with European dessert manufacturer La Compagnie des Desserts (CDD) to create a global business.The foodservice supplier will incorporate CDD’s continental dessert and patisserie ranges, including its French patisserie, flans, breads and gelato ice cream products.Destiny Foods, which employs 160 staff, is hoping the merger will continue its growth plans as it aims to become the UK’s leading speciality dessert foodservice supplier.Richard Watts, managing director of Destiny Foods, said he believes CDD is the ideal partner for the company.“Both companies share the same ethos and values in providing high quality desserts, excellent customer service and combined manufacturing facilities,” he added.“We will pool our knowledge and product ranges to bring CDD’s quality French desserts and ice-cream to the UK market, as well as using CDD’s distribution network to better serve our European customers. This is fantastic news for Destiny Foods and its customers.”CDD generates revenues of €61m through the operation of three frozen desserts manufacturing plants and one ice-cream factory in France as well as sales subsidiaries in Spain, UK, Switzerland and the US.