Aagrah dinner breaks all records after coming to South Yorkshire for first time
2nd March 2016
The Yorkshire based Aagrah Group of Restaurants 33rd Annual Charity Business Dinner has raised more than ever before at its first event in Sheffield.
Over 800 influential business guests, including many CEO's and Managing Director's, attended the unique ticketed event which raised a staggering £20,000 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. The glamorous event was held at the iconic Magna Science Centre in Rotherham near Sheffield in October 2015 and included entertainment, a lavish 5 course Aagrah banquet plus an inspirational speech from keynote speaker, Lord Karan Bilimoria. Aagrah's renowned fundraising dinners, which are organised annually in memory of Sajid Sabir, the late son of Aagrah's Chairman, Mohammed Sabir, MBE, Hons Dbs, have now collectively raised almost £2 million pounds in 33 years thanks to the generous support of Aagrah key partners, suppliers and business supporters across the country. This year, local businesses from South Yorkshire came together to help raise the largest total to date, to benefit the work of Weston Park Hospital, the regions dedicated cancer hospital, as well as 1 other charity. Weston Park Hospital is one of only a handful of specialist cancer hospitals in England and treats patients from all over South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire a population of almost 1.8million people. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support the world-class cancer research and to improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer. The charity needs to raise over £1.9 million this year to enable the funding of committed and new projects that will keep patients at the forefront of cancer treatment. Just some of the businesses who were in attendance on the night included Barclays Commercial, Hawsons Solicitors, Maltby Funerals, Natwest Business Banking, Napoleons Casino's, Spear & Jackson, County Fresh Foods, UDCE, Grey Matter and Embark. Aagrah Managing Director Mohammed Aslam MBE was proud to present a cheque to Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity for £20,000 and expressed his utmost support for the charity's work long into the future saying that -Aagrah is a great supporter of the communities it operates in and we are honoured to support Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. Business Development Manager at the cancer charity, Loretta Marsh said, -Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is delighted to have been chosen as a charity partner of Aagrah Restaurants. The donation we received will make a significant contribution to our vital work which touches the lives of all Weston Park Hospital patients and their families across the Sheffield City Region. -Our corporate supporters and guests thoroughly enjoyed this spectacular business-focussed event and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is so thankful to them all. To find out more about how you can support the work of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in 2016 visit: www.wphcc.org.uk