• International Workplace
  • 26 March 2014

FM Industry Ball raises over £22,000 for charity

The FM Industry Ball, held last week in London, raised more than £22,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Organised by a committee representing a cross-section of the industry, including Jeremy Waud (Incentive FM Group), John Ellis (Friedman FM), Simon Jacobs (ISS), Nick Atherton (Morphose) and Workplace Law’s very own David Sharp, the event, which was attended by more than 400 from the industry, was described as ‘a sell-out success’.

A special mention must also go to City Sports Management who did a terrific job in promoting the inaugural FM Industry Ball.

Explaining the concept of the event, Jeremy Waud said:

“The idea was to hold an industry-wide fun, black-tie evening in London without a direct affiliation to any other industry trade bodies or media organisations. There were no event sponsors – this was an event held by the industry, for the industry and its chosen charity.”

On the night, the money was raised for Macmillan Cancer support through a charity auction, and following the event, the charity has stated that the amount raised could fund a Macmillan clinical nurse specialist, a large information centre and a family support worker for a whole month.

Lynn Hyder at Macmillan Cancer Support, said:

“These three services provide a diverse range of help and support to people affected by cancer and will help to ensure that even more people receive support at a time and in a way that is right for them. Thank you to everyone involved.”