The IWFM North Region Charity Ball, sponsored by Syncro, drew 400 workplace and facilities management professionals to the Hilton Hotel, Manchester, on 4th July 2019. The secret theme of the event revealed on the evening was The Wizard of Oz, with the Hilton’s Deansgate Bar decorated as a forest where guests walked through into the Deansgate Suite decorated as The Emerald City – complete with a flying witch!
Syncro is very pleased to have had the opportunity to sponsor the event, echoing its commitment to supporting local charities. The event was a huge success, and although the IWFM is awaiting the final figure, early indications suggest that event will have raised significantly more than the £17,500 record set by the 2018 ball. The money raised will go to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and the IWFM Chairman’s charity, Shelter.
Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports the families of children with a life-threatening or terminal illness who may be struggling to cope day-to-day with their child’s diagnosis. The charity uses donations to provide support for parents, siblings, grandparents and the unwell child.
The IWFM Chairman’s charity, Shelter, will also receive proceeds from the event. Shelter provides advice, support, and legal services to millions of people each year facing poor housing or homelessness. Shelter hopes that through its work, it can pave the way for a world in which nobody struggles with these issues.
Steve Long, Managing Director at Syncro, said: “Syncro is extremely proud to have been the headline sponsor of the IWFM North Ball this year. It is a tremendously valuable thing to bring so many local businesses, charities and organisations together in times of uncertainty, and raise phenomenal amounts of money for good causes.”
Sarah Marles & Mark Muncaster IWFM Ball co-organisers and joint Directors at FM Solutions, commented: “Yet another wonderful year for the IWFM North Charity Ball. We would like to thank all our guests and sponsors for their support, and of course our headline sponsor Syncro. We know how important it is to provide a platform for networking and collaboration in the industry, and the IWFM is glad to be able to support charities at the same time.”
If you’d like to donate to the Rainbow Trust, please visit the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/iwfmnorthball2019