Sun Shines at Chamber’s Spring Colour Ball

Posted 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Businesses sprung into action to raise funds for North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) on Friday 10th May at the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Colour Ball, sponsored by Horizon Nuclear Power. Business people from all over the region were in attendance at the event held in the stunning surroundings of The Quay Hotel & Spa in Deganwy.

Guests were asked to break away from the standard black-tie format and express their colourful side by adding bright and vivid accessories to their outfits.

“We thought we’d try something a bit different to the normal black-tie format and this was a great opportunity for guests to express themselves and have a bit of fun!” said Jenny Davidson, Events & Young Chamber Manager at the Chamber.

The sun came out on a beautiful evening in North Wales which began with guests greeted with a glass of Prosecco and time to enjoy the stunning views across the River Conwy.

The evening, hosted by DJ Gary Carr, started with guests hearing from Jim Jones, Managing Director of North Wales Tourism. Jim spoke about how North Wales was growing as a major destination for tourists from all over the world. There has been considerable work to build links between North Wales and overseas countries, such as Japan, as the region focuses on being the adventure capital of Europe. After Jim had spoken, a delicious three-course lunch was served.

NCAR then presented a video that highlighted the work that the charity does to rehome just under 2000 pets a year. Guests then dug deep into their pockets to help raise funds for the charity through a raffle and auction. Among the list of prizes was an impressive cheese hamper, a weekend away and two tickets to final’s day at Wimbledon 2019.

A whopping £1575 was raised on the evening with Nicky Owen, Media & Fundraising Manager at NCAR, saying “The team from North Clwyd Animal Rescue enjoyed a fantastic evening and we raised much needed funds for the charity from the fabulous Auction and Raffle – thank you to everyone who donated prizes for this.”

As well as the substantial amount raised, we are pleased to announce that, as a result of the evening, Chamber member Chris Rhodes, Director at Lovelock Mitchell Architects, has adopted a dog from the animal rescue!

“We arrived in Deganwy with a Lovelock Mitchell Teddy Bear as a Raffle Prize for the Spring Colour Ball and, after a lovely evening, by Sunday afternoon we found ourselves leaving the wonderful NCAR facilities at Trelogan having re-homed Terry, a gorgeous Spaniel Lurcher Cross Puppy. Our new family member.” said Chris.

Nicky added “On behalf of the charity and animals we would like to thank the Chamber for choosing to support our charity  at the wonderful event.”

Guests then danced the night away to local band StereoFever who played a wide variety of uplifting songs across all decades, a great end to a wonderful evening.

Debbie Bryce, Chief Executive Officer at the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce, was thrilled with the success of event saying “We had such an amazing night and the news that it resulted in a dog being adopted is the icing on the cake!”

“Thank you to Horizon Nuclear Power for sponsoring the event, The Quay Hotel & Spa for their fantastic hospitality, Gary Carr for hosting and to StereoFever for their fantastic entertainment. Finally, thank you to all the companies that donated a prize on the evening, without your generosity we wouldn’t have been able to raise such a high amount for the charity.”

Thank you to all of the companies that donated a prize for the evening;

Abode Chester Conwy Business Centre Lovelock Mitchell Architects
Adventure Parc Snowdonia DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa LWM Wealth
Altimex Ltd Edge Transport Ltd Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel
Apollo Care Franchising Limited Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers North Clwyd Animal Rescue
Arbonne Fireprotect (Chester) Ltd Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Bangor-on-Dee racecourse Grangewood Copywriting Picanha Grill
Bathing Beauty Land & Lakes Ltd Snowdonia Cheese Company
Bolesworth Estate Ltd Lindop Toyota The Botanist