Meat industry charity raises £800 via Gala Dinner

Guests enjoyed a six-course meal at Butchers’ Hall and raised funds at the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution’s (BDCI) Gala Dinner.

An auction and raffle raised over £800 for the BDCI, the meat industry’s own charity, which supports those who work or have worked in the industry and have fallen on hard times.

BDCI festival chairman Norman Hatcliff said: “We had a wonderful evening at Butchers’ Hall: stunning food, delicious wines, a classic setting and fantastic company.

“I am delighted with the success of the Gala Dinner, which I am sure, if repeated in the future, could grow in popularity as a ‘must go’ dinner, an event not to be missed.”

BDCI has a number of other events coming up. Hatcliff said: “I would also like to mention that we do have two other fun(d)-raising events planned for the year: the Golf Day on 17 September at Surrey Downs, and the Festival Dinner, the highpoint of the year, at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London on 31 October.

“Places for teams of four or individuals are still available for the Golf Day and tickets are now on sale for the Festival Dinner priced at £160, which includes entry into an amazing raffle for a car – so please do book now to secure your tickets for this fabulous evening.”

At the annual Festival Dinner, there are a comedian and ventriloquist lined up, and there will be music from Nina Conti and soul and blues band TNT Soul Explosion.

Tickets can be booked by completing the online booking form on the BDCI website –

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