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Watts Commercial Finance’s Charity Dinner Raises Over £62,000 for The Joshua Tree


UNITED KINGDOM, 30th April 2024 – Watts Commercial Finance, a multi-award winning commercial finance brokerage, proudly announces the success of their recent Charity Dinner event in support of their valued charity partner, The Joshua Tree, a charity dedicated to assisting families affected by childhood cancers. The event, held at the prestigious Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 25th April 2024 was attended by 228 distinguished guests and was a remarkable success, raising an outstanding £62,474.82 in support of The Joshua Tree’s vital work.

At Watts Commercial Finance, supporting The Joshua Tree is a heartfelt commitment. Witnessing the charity’s impact on families inspires the team’s unwavering support. The recent Charity Dinner was more than an event; it united like-minded individuals in making a difference. The team is proud and grateful for the generosity of industry partners, supporters and friends. Their efforts directly aid families facing unimaginable challenges, reaffirming their dedication to the cause. They eagerly anticipate continuing their partnership with The Joshua Tree, extending care and assistance throughout the community.

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Leading the evening was compere, Jamie Sutherland, which was nothing short of spectacular, featuring an array of memorable moments and entertainment that left guests captivated. The highlight was undoubtedly the special guest performance by the renowned Heather Small, whose presence mesmerised the audience. Following Heather’s performance, the King of Disco himself, Lionel Vinyl brought his upbeat energy to the stage, energising the crowd and ensuring everyone was in their element, dancing and celebrating throughout his performance.

The event was made possible through the generous support of sponsors, including Together, John Pass the Jewellers, and Porsche Centre Wilmslow. Guests were treated to a red carpet arrival, setting the tone for an unforgettable evening of elegance and charitable giving.

“A night like this truly celebrates the amazing individuals in our industry who embody the spirit of giving and unity,” remarked Phil Gray, Managing Director of Watts Commercial Finance. “We are immensely proud to have orchestrated an event that not only recognises their generosity but also makes a tangible difference in the lives of families facing the battles of childhood cancers. Here at Watts Commercial, supporting The Joshua Tree is not just a commitment; it’s a passion. We deeply believe in the invaluable work of this remarkable charity and are honoured to stand alongside them in their mission. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all our guests, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to the success of this meaningful evening.”

Richard Driffield, CEO of The Joshua Tree, expressed his gratitude, saying, “We are hugely grateful to the team at Watts Commercial for their continued support for The Joshua Tree. We are blown away by the generosity of everyone who attended the charity ball and the amount raised is incredible. As a small charity, this level of support makes a huge difference, and the funds raised will enable us to help even more families affected by childhood cancers across Cheshire, North West England and North Wales. We are excited to continue our partnership with Watts Commercial and further increase the profile of the charity across the region.”

The overwhelming success of the Charity Dinner hosted by Watts Commercial Finance stands as a testament to the power of collective generosity and compassion. It is through such collective efforts that a meaningful difference can be made in the lives of those facing the challenges of childhood cancers. Deep gratitude is extended to all who contributed to this remarkable evening, including esteemed guests and sponsors, as well as dedicated individuals working tirelessly behind the scenes.

With the final total raised amounting to an impressive £62,474.82, together, they have made a lasting impact, and there is anticipation for the continued support of The Joshua Tree and their invaluable work. For those unable to attend but still wishing to contribute, donations can be made at:

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