The great and the good of Portsmouth’s
Property Industry turned out in force for the 2011 PPA Annual Charity Dinner
held at the Guildhall in support of the City’s Beneficial Foundation.
The event, sponsored by developer Warings,
attracted some 200 property professionals and their guests from throughout the
region to celebrate an interesting 2010 and to belatedly welcome with optimism,
a more prosperous 2011. We were
delighted to welcome The Lord Mayor Councillor Paula Riches who was able to tell
us of her recent experiences meeting with the Associations chosen charity and
the great work they carry out, Â providing education,
training and rehabilitation to adults of all ages who are in need.
In his welcoming speech, Chairman Roger Sherliker, was positive of the ongoing
role of the property industry, as a driving force in the city, commenting that
we are all able to â€œcontribute to
its revitalisation and growth in the next few yearsâ€.
Excellent spirits, created by great food
and great company were further enhanced by the brilliant Comedian Jed Stone, who
had them rolling in the aisles before kindly drawing the Raffle to bring the
evening to a close.
Many thanks go to all those who helped
make the evening such a success.
Particularly to Warings for their generous sponsorship of the event, to
HantWight Searches Limited who sponsored the Champagne reception and to the
following companies for their generosity in the Charity Raffle: 1000 Lakeside
Northarbour, Glanvilles LLP, Carnelian Property Services, Portsmouth FC, Clive
Emson Auctioneers, Pearsons, Fairhalls, Larcomes Solicitors, Gosport Business
Centre, Warner Goodman, Hughes Ellard and The News who also provided all the
printed materials for the event.
A good time was had by all and as was
announced on the night approximately £2500 was raised for the Beneficial