On the 24th of July suppliers and partners of Holland and Barrett gathered in the fabulous Celtic Manor in Wales to take part in the Holland and Barrett International Charity Day and Summer Ball Gala Dinner. This year marks 10th Anniversary, held a promise of the event being truly spectacular and certainly, no one was left disappointed.
The event held in a beautiful five-star venue, home of The 2010 Ryder Cup and host venue of the NATO Summit 2014, offered the guests a choice of entertainment options starting with a traditional Golf tournament at the Montgomerie Course, a pampering session at the fabulous fresh-look Forum Spa and some exciting adrenaline-filled activities for the thrill-seekers.
After a busy day filled with these various attractions, the guests were welcomed to the evening Gala Dinner by Tony Buffin, Holland & Barrett’s new CEO. Attendees were treated to a delicious three-course meal, which was followed by the main auction and some fabulous entertainment programme, including the mindreading double-act DNA, popular pop group All Saints and the famous DJ Brett.
The live auction that followed, included some extraordinary lots and truly money-can’t-buy and once-in-a-lifetime experiences and was very popular with the guests, who kept bidding to the very last minute. Jonny Gould who led the auction did an amazing job of encouraging generosity among the bidders and kept them laughing whilst parting with their money.
The funds raised on the day will benefit Holland & Barrett’s Healthy Hope charity, which was set up in 2014 to support a number of initiatives throughout the UK with the key focus on health and well-being, education relating to health and the protection and improvement of the environment. The other beneficiary of the annual H&B’s Charity Event is Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough, who provides help and support to families and children suffering from life-threatening or terminal illness.
Bez Drury, HTC’s Commercial Director, who attended this amazing event, said: “Holland and Barrett is a valued customer of HTC and so we were delighted to take part in their Annual Charity Day. As a company, we are always keen to support such worthy initiatives and we hope that the funds raised this year will benefit the families that need them most.”