The Trade Centre Wales has donated £1500 to Maggie’s annual Gala Dinner, hosted by Chairman Blanche Sainsbury.  Swansea based cancer charity, Maggie’s, provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer. The support will help cover costs associated with the running of the event meaning that anything made on the evening will go straight back into Maggie’s.    

Local support

The gala dinner will be held on October 5th at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea. Lucia Osmond, Centre Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s said: “We try and reach out to as many local businesses across the south west Wales area to see if they would like to get involved, to raise awareness of what Maggie’s is all about.

“We do not receive any funding from the government or the NHS, so we are always looking for new ways to gain more supporters. Our aim for the evening is to cover event management costs through our sponsorship - so everything we raise on the evening can be put straight back into the charity.

“To Swansea centre costs £2400 to run each day and so the gala dinner is a massive opportunity to not only spread awareness of the cause, but to help boost the income that we are able to put back into the centre.

“It’s massively important for us to have backing from large companies like Trade Centre Wales, to ensure that anything made on the evening goes straight back into what’s important- our support. Maggie’s is there for anyone and everyone affected by cancer, offering a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing.”

A community-focused business

Andy Coulthurst, CEO of The Trade Centre Wales, said: “Maggie’s is clearly an inspirational charity that offer amazing programme of support to people affected by cancer. We are proud to be able to show our support to this local cause and look forward to attending the Gala dinner in October.