Over 130 business owners and professional services gathered for Rothera Sharp’s BBQ ‘Meat-Up’ and fundraiser on Thursday 14th September, with the evening raising a substantial amount for Age UK.
The event, which took place at St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market, was held in conjunction with the firm’s chosen charity Age UK Notts to celebrate their 75th anniversary. Rothera Sharp’s Head of Marketing and Business Development Jo Walchester welcomed all guests, promoting the firm’s extensive commercial services offering and opportunities to work with other local businesses.
Fortunately the weather provided perfect BBQ conditions, with guests able to enjoy a selection of mouth-watering BBQ delights from homemade beefburgers served with spicy tomato relish to courgette and halloumi skewers marinated with fresh mint & lemon juice in the scenic grounds of St Mary’s Church whilst enjoying classic hits performed by local band No Shenanigans.
Attendees including financial advisors, estate agents, property developers and insurance providers were also invited to take part in a raffle to raise additional funds for Age UK Notts. Prizes included a dinner for two at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant courtesy of Alea Casino, a free flight at Nottingham Airport donated by Sherwood Flying Club, two tickets to a cricket match at Trent Bridge, afternoon tea for two at the Lace Market Hotel, a voucher for any pair of designer frames or sunglasses from Specsavers, dinner for two at Adams Restaurant donated by Nottingham College and a selection of cosmetics and perfumes courtesy of Boots.
The event also provided the ideal opportunity to launch Age UK’s Trees of Life project which is being supported by Rothera Sharp and was announced by Age UK Notts Fundraising Director Maggie Ross, Patrick Candler of Sherwood Forest Trust and Mich Stevenson, Chairman of Spenbeck and Deputy Chairman of Nottingham Regeneration Limited. To commemorate Age UK Notts’ 75th anniversary whilst also making a positive difference to the environment in Nottinghamshire and raise funds for the charity, Age UK Notts is inviting individuals and businesses to plant 750 trees in locations across Nottinghamshire.
Christina Yardley, Business Development Partner at Rothera Sharp says of the scheme: “As a business firmly rooted in Nottinghamshire we are delighted to be collaborating with Age UK to deliver the Trees of Life Campaign. This is a great opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of loved ones by planting trees, whilst improving our great county and raising money for the wonderful work Age UK does”.
The campaign means that those looking to purchase a tree for themselves or a loved one or as a business can make a donation to Age UK Notts and in return will have a beautiful tree planted and dedicated to them. To find out more about the project visit: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/news-campaigns/sponsor-a-tree-and-make-a-difference/