24th February 2018 saw the return the London Association’s celebrated annual Banquet and Ball to the recently renovated Park Lane Hotel.
The sumptuous Art Deco Ballroom was a perfect setting for the Great Gatsby themed Ball
President Matthew Barber was delighted that so many partygoers entered into the spirit of the evening, injecting extra 1920’s glamour.
Having enjoyed a delicious four-course dinner, revellers soon packed the dance-floor, as showband, “Mixed Feelings”, gave their customary lively performance.
President Matthew and his wife Lucy welcomed guests BIFD President Alan Puxley, with wife Sue; SAIF National President Paul Bowley, with Davina; BIE Southern District Chairman Laura Anderson, with Paul; CFSMA representative Brian Taylor, with Nicola; and NAFD Past-President Jeremy Field, with Victoria.
The party continued, overseen by Toastmaster Steven Warwick, with a grand raffle draw for an array of superb prizes kindly donated by sponsors and local members. The subsequent auction of a raffle prize raised further funds for the President’s nominated charity.
THANK YOU to the suppliers and local members who contributed to a great evening with their generous sponsorship and to all involved in the raffle and auction for your support. We were pleased many of our sponsors were able to join in the fun.
Next year’s ball is being planned – keep visiting the website for announcements!