Esplanade’s 4th Annual Black-Tie Charity Gala held on the 12th October saw a total of £22,000 raised for three Isle of Wight Charities: The Isle of Wight Sports Foundation, UKSA (Test the Water Programme) and Kissy Puppy.
Today saw the charities attend the Esplanade showroom in Cowes to be each presented with £7,333. Pictured here (left to right) are; Ben Willows UKSA Chef Executive, Aaron Rolf Kissy Puppy, Paul Styles Esplanade General Manager, Claire Beasley Isle of Wight Sports Foundation Chair, Gemma Blamire Kissy Puppy, Gemma Swain Esplanade Marketing.
Esplanade are proud to put this event together each year and believe that it is unique to the Island as 100% of funds raised from ticket sales, auction, raffle, games go to the charities. All costs associated with running the evening are covered by Esplanade, and Robert Thompson generously donates all the wonderful food and his time. This partnership between Esplanade and Robert Thompson has now seen a total of £67,470 raised for Isle of Wight Charities over the last 4 years.
General Manager, Paul Styles says, ‘We are really pleased to be in a position to be able to organise this event and raise money for local charities which are close to our hearts.’