Paul Merson entertains guests at Huws Gray’s charity evening on Anglesey.
Final anniversary event is a huge hit
Published: 02 December, 2015
Huws Gray marked its final 25th anniversary event of 2015 with a special charity fundraising evening at Tre-Ysgawen Hall on Anglesey, which was supported by key suppliers, employees and charity representatives.
The fun-filled charity evening began with a two-course meal and was followed by the drawing of the 25th anniversary raffle by special guest Paul Merson. Ian Johnson from Crosby on Merseyside won high-street vouchers to the value of £1,000, while Lynn Roberts from Rhosmeirch on Anglesey received kitchen and bathroom vouchers valued at £3,000. However, the top raffle prize of a brand-new Vauxhall Vivaro van was won by Dennis ‘Stan’ Roberts from Ty Croes on Anglesey.
Following the draw, ex-Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and England legend Mr Merson entertained guests as he recalled his successful and colourful professional football career.
Mr Merson was followed by a bumper charity auction featuring several items, such as a week-long stay at a luxury Lanzarote villa donated by Snowie Heritage Bricks, which prompted enthusiastic bidding from the tables.
The auction raised almost £9,000 for Huws Gray’s nominated charities before the evening ended in style as comedian Gary Skyner filled the room with laughter.
Senior area fundraiser for Hope House Children’s Hospices, Eluned Yaxley, said: “We’d like to thank Huws Gray for a fantastic evening. We thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a special event. We’re very grateful for Huws Gray’s commitment throughout 2015 and the significant amount raised on the night will help us care for seriously ill children and their families.”
Dafydd Hughes, one of the event organisers, added: “The evening was a huge success with all guests thoroughly enjoying the entertainment. We would like to thank our suppliers for celebrating our anniversary with us and for their support over the whole year during our open days and fundraising activities. It’s been a very special year for us as a company.”
The charity fundraising evening was Huws Gray’s final fundraising event of the company’s busy marketing calendar. The company has organised over 20 events during 2015 to mark the special 25th anniversary milestone.