In 2017, the President’s Lunch, Contractors’ Awards Lunch and Scottish Awards Lunch welcomed nominated charities to collect donations and proceeds from each of the prize draws totalling £8,498.

In February, representatives from the BounceBack charity attended the President’s Lunch to collect £2,726 raised in the prize draw. The first prize, sponsored by Metsec, was a Fortnum and Mason hamper. Second prize was an Amazon Kindle, sponsored by CCF. The third prize was a BB-8 Droid, jointly sponsored by Vela Training and approved training provider NowGetQualified.

The year’s biggest event, the Contractors’ Awards Lunch, raised a total of £4,640 for BounceBack; the auction of the ‘Ceiling Fixer’ sculpture (see photo above) went to Tapper Interiors with a very generous winning bid of £1,650. Representatives from BounceBack collected £2,990 in donations from attendees.

In October, we invited Hansel Fundraising to the Scottish Awards Lunch in Edinburgh. FIS members Brian Hendry Interiors, Scotwood Interiors and Veitchi Interiors donated prizes for the draw which raised a total of £1,132.

We will continue to support various charities in 2018; our first event is the President’s Lunch on Tuesday 6 February. If you haven’t done so already, book your tickets here.