Prestigious Aagrah dinner sweeps into South Yorkshire for the first time

19th August 2015

A renowned black tie business dinner is coming to South Yorkshire for the first time in 33 years and welcomes businesses from across the Sheffield City Region to attend this unique 'Northern Powerhouse' event.

The Aagrah Restaurants Annual Business Dinner, which is established as one of the biggest events in the business calendar, comes to Magna Science Museum, Sheffield on the 12th October and will showcase the regions investment into further growth and development. Having previously being held in West Yorkshire and raising a staggering £1.7million for local, national and international charities, money raised from this years event will benefit Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and youth charity, Mosaic. 'Northern Powerhouse'- a proposal by the government to boost economic growth in the North of England forms the theme of the evening with a dinner, awards ceremony and networking opportunities throughout the night. The fundraising dinner, which was set up in memory of Sajid Sabir, the late son of Aagrah's Chairman, Mohammed Sabir MBE, will raise vital funds for the regions dedicated cancer hospital and help improve the lives of over 75,000 cancer patients. 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 needs to raise over £1.8 million this year to enable the funding of committed and new projects that will keep patients at the forefront of cancer treatment. Aagrah is the UK's largest chain of Kashmiri restaurants, with 15 branches employing 460 staff. The latest venue to be opened locally is at Crystal Peaks in Sheffield and is proving to be just as popular as the existing restaurant in Leopold Square. With numerous influential businesses already on board, the cancer charity is proud to be involved in this exciting new business event for the region. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity's Business Development Manager, Loretta Marsh said, "We are honoured to be the benefiting charity for this unique business dinner which has previously raised such an outstanding amount for charitable causes." "We want to encourage businesses, small and large, to take a look at the booking and sponsorship opportunities available and be part of this thriving event, celebrating Sheffield as a leading city for economic growth." For more details or to buy tickets for the Aagrah Dinner visit: http://wphcancercharity.org.uk/event_aagrah_dinner.html

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