Rygor’s first masked ball has raised more than £10,000 for James Hopkins Trust, Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Dorothy House Hospice Care.
Held at the Guildhall in Bath, the event was attended by local businesses, suppliers, customers and friends of the Rygor business.
The evening consisted of a three course meal, followed by a charity auction hosted by Bath Rugby player David Flatman.
A variety of prizes were on offer, donated by companies such as Mulberry, The Royal Crescent Hotel and a week at a ski chalet, kindly donated by friends of the company, Mr and Mrs Alexander.
Rygor’s Charities of the Year initiative was set up to enable Rygor team members to nominate and vote to support charities which benefit some of the local communities which Rygor calls home.
James Hopkins Trust is located just a stone’s throw from the site of Rygor’s flagship branch in Gloucester, Dorothy House Hospice Care and Bath Cats and Dogs Home, both BANES, Wiltshire and Somerset-based, are local to the company’s headquarters in Westbury.
Tim Stacey, Rygor managing director, said: “We are delighted that our first ever charity masked ball was such an enjoyable evening and raised more than £10,000 for these three incredible causes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who gave so generously to help us achieve this fantastic fundraising figure, and to all the local businesses and organisations who donated wonderful prizes to our auction.”
Throughout the past 18 months, the team has held a variety of charity fundraising events, including football tournaments, quiz nights, raffles and some team members even took part in the National Three Peaks Challenge.