New BDCI festival chairman reveals plans

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has appointed a new festival chairman, Norman Hatcliff, who has revealed his plans for the coming year.

Having worked in the food industry for 40 years, Hatcliff is managing director of warehousing and logistics business Norish Limited.

He revealed there will be clay pigeon shooting, a gala food & wine evening, a golf day and the annual festival dinner for members of the industry to attend.

Hatcliff said: “I’m confident we have put together a very exciting, inclusive programme of activities and events for the year ahead. My hope is this will appeal to as many people as possible to ensure we have the opportunity to make 2014 a great fundraising year.”

“As well as fundraising, I will use this opportunity to gain a better understanding of the needs of potential beneficiaries of the BDCI and seek to explore what can be done to widen the support network. After all, this is our own meat industry charity and it is up to us to ensure it continues to thrive and remain relevant in today’s society.”

The events are as follows:

  • 9 April            Clay Pigeon Shooting, Bisley Shooting Ground, Brookwood, Surrey
  • 27 June             Gala Food & Wine Evening at Butchers’ Hall, London
  • 17 September        Golf Day at Surrey Downs Golf Club, Kingsdown, Surrey
  • 31 October        Annual Festival Dinner, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Further details on the events will follow shortly, and Hatcliff added: “Let’s make this the best fundraising year ever.”

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