More than £4,000 has been raised by property professionals across the Portsmouth region at their annual charity dinner.
The black-tie event by Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) was held in honour of a charity run by a former England rugby union star.
Donations for the Dallaglio RugbyWorks, founded by World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio, will help disadvantaged local teenagers turn their lives around through fresh opportunity.
Dozens of members and guests attended the city event, held at The Royal Maritime Club, which has Prince Charles as patron.
Tom Holloway, PPA chairman, said afterwards: “Once again PPA members have touched down with their generosity and I’d like to thank them for their kindness and continued support for the PPA, which was founded 99 years ago and has stood the test of time.”
In the programme foreword, Tom stated that the “South Coast is relatively well placed to weather the possible [Brexit] storm, in part because of the diverse nature of the regional occupier base”.
Guest speaker was Hazel Irvine, a sports broadcaster for ITV and BBC for 25 years – she was the youngest-ever presenter of the BBC’s flagship Grandstand sports show.
Hazel, who regaled the audience with bloopers and funny insights from live commentaries, presented for the BBC at every Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996, as well as seven Winter Olympics and four FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Her speech was followed by a charity auction hosted by Clive Emson, a renowned auctioneer who is chairman of one of the top five largest land and property auction firms in the country, Clive Emson.
The record auction bid on the night was £350 for horse racing at Goodwood’s May Festival. A prize raffle also saw significant amounts of money raised.
PPA’s 150 members include estate agents, auctioneers, lettings and property management agents, commercial property agents, chartered surveyors, developers, accountants, solicitors and bankers.
Established in 1920, the umbrella group promotes and maintains the highest professional ethics and integrity among its members. The PPA will be celebrating it’s Centenary next year with a calendar of special events (details to follow).
We’re now taking bookings for our very popular annual PPA quiz!
It’s on Thursday 24th January 2019 at 7pm (7.30pm start) at Portsmouth Maritime Club, on Queen Street, Old Portsmouth.
This popular social evening is always a brilliant night of fun and laughs for everyone. There are some great prizes to be won in the charity raffle (all proceeds go to Dallaglio RugbyWorks charity) and it’s £65 for a team of 4 to enter the quiz (with a buffet dinner included).
Why not get your team together and book your places today, as tickets always sell fast!
Click on the booking form below, complete all the details and send your cheque and the form to Lorna.
We’re delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our PPA Annual Charity Dinner.
This year’s popular fundraiser will be on Friday 22nd February 2019 and held at The Royal Maritime Club in Queen Street.
This event promises to be another excellent evening with an inspirational speaker – Helen Irvine. All funds raised at the grand charity auction will go to the Chairman’s nominated charity – Dallaglio Rugby Works.
Please book early to avoid disappointment – simply complete the booking form below and send to Rob Marchant.
We are delighted to announce that our annual PPA quiz, held on Thursday 26th January, raised an impressive £1600 for our Chairman’s nominated 2019 charity – Dallaglio Rugby Works.
The quiz, held at the Royal Maritime Club, Old Portsmouth was hosted by Tracy Gard from Large & Gibson and Lorna Newnham from Glanvilles.
There were 38 teams, comprising PPA members, colleagues and friends; estate agents, solicitors, surveyors, bankers, letting agents, and auctioneers. The quiz started at 7.30pm with a break for food with 10 rounds, including 2 picture rounds. Our thanks go to the quizmaster, Mark Watson of Glanvilles, who did a fantastic job, and his two marking assistants, Jemma Gard and Phil Reed.
Large & Gibson kindly sponsored the event- including the winners and runners up prizes and gifts to the organisers. They also generously donated two pairs of tickets to Goodwood House for a tour and an afternoon tea, and a board game for the raffle. The raffle sales on their own raised more than £500 for charity and the list of kind donations from local companies is below.
We are very grateful for everyone that participated in the event – thank you doe coming – it was a brilliantly fun evening and a fabulous way to generate funds for this vitally important charity.
Large & Gibson 2 x 2 afternoon tea at Goodwood House for 2, Articulate board game
Glanvilles Montezumas gifts x 2 and a sweet hamper
The Village Hotel, Lakeside 1 night stay for 2 including breakfast and use of Leisure Facilities at The Village Hotel
HW Conveyancing Services £50 John Lewis voucher
Cabella Hair Design, Cosham Hair voucher
Glynn Boyden Jewellery, Petersfield Silver pendant
Fairhalls Lettings Katie Bakes
Jasper Vincent Bottle of Chichester Harbour Gin
Lashes by Shereen Voucher for classic lashes
Salt Café, Portchester Paddleclub voucher
Paws & Claws Pet Photography Gift Voucher
Holloway, Iliffe & Mitchell Winchester Cocoa Company – Chocolates