DUAL Asset Underwriting raises £44,000

Over 200 guests from the property, legal and insurance world attended the inaugural Question of Sport and Entertainment Charity Dinner at The Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London on 2nd May.

Hosted and sponsored by DUAL Asset Underwriting, the evening was held in support of the Manchester based charity Destination Florida who, every two years, take 75 very poorly children from disadvantaged backgrounds on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.

In charge of proceedings was Manchester Key 103s Darren Proctor. Guests participated in a highly interactive quiz which was ultimately won by a team from DUAL Asset Underwriting, and were treated to some fabulous entertainment, highlighted by the laugh-a-minute Bobby Davro. Also appearing was singing sensation Marc Bolton and the evening concluded with The Absolute Divas with their medley of songs whilst guests danced the night away!

Thanks to an amazing selection of auction items, raffle prizes, pledges and the generosity of the bidders, the fantastic sum of £44,000 was raised, which will make a significant contribution towards the cost of the next trip to Orlando in November 2018.

Mike Hymanson, Chair of Trustees at Destination Florida commented – “we are so proud that DUAL Asset Underwriting chose Destination Florida to be its beneficiary for its inaugural charity event at the beautiful London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel. The Question of Sport & Entertainment night is a fabulous highly-charged evening and an amazing sum of well over £40,000 was raised for this very special children’s charity. It will pay for several poorly children to enjoy an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was an incredible experience working with the team at DUAL Asset Underwriting and everyone enjoyed fabulous and successful evening”

Trevor Barnett, Business Development Executive at DUAL Asset Underwriting, himself a volunteer helper on the trip to Orlando 16 years ago said “having worked closely with Destination Florida planning the event for the past 7 months, I am overwhelmed by support of our clients and their guests in helping to raise such a huge sum for the charity. I would like to thank all those who bought tables & tickets, donated auction and raffle prizes, our entertainers, hostesses and all who helped in making the evening such a success. We very much hope to be able to host a similar event in 2019.”