An amazing £9571 was raised at auction by AWTE members and their guests at this year’s Christmas Lunch, sponsored by Dubai Tourism.
This year’s chosen charity was JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – supporting young people with type 1 diabetes.
A very personal choice, Amanda Taylor supports JDRF as her nephew, Freddie, was diagnosed at the age of 3 with type 1 diabetes. Amanda and her family recognise the support JDRF has given to them, helping them to understand the condition and help Freddie as he grows and develops.
The live auction was led by our very own Trevor Harding who encouraged and entertained a generous audience! The lunch began with a sparkling reception sponsored by Beyond Certainty Ltd and White Hart Associates LLP, followed by a uniquely different 5-piece band, The London Essentials, sponsored by Attraction World.
The headline speaker this year was pilot, author and flying world record holder, Douglas Cairns, who shared his passion of flying. With several world records to his names including 5 speed records and 2 transcontinental speed records in the USA, Douglas certainly highlighted that diabetes need not limit the scope of people’s dreams and ambitions.
After lunch, Cool Christmas Cocktails were served giving ample opportunity to continue with networking and catching up with industry colleagues.
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