2019 AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Each year we dedicate part of our time, talents and money to support the great institutions of our city and local charities. Through charity auctions, hosting and staging events as well as sponsorship, we are able to assist local charities raise between £100,000 and £200,000 each year. HOLLIS MORGAN our charity support…
Our Charity of the year for 2020 is… All Aboard Watersports – They strive to make it possible for everyone in our community to join in a range of watersports and water related activities in the beautiful and historic Bristol City Docks. This includes people with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities or those who would otherwise, for whatever reason, feel that there were barriers to their participation. www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
“The Hollis Morgan Charity of the year was The Bear Wood Project at The Wild Place for Bristol Zoo. This project achieved international acclaim for creating a huge natural habitat for the bears and raised walkways for the public to enjoy them in a relaxed way. It was a huge privilege to support the zoo in this fabulous conservation project and to learn more 2019 Andrew Morgan MBE reports on a memorable year of raising substantial funds for many Bristol Charities… The Hollis Morgan charitable year…
of their conservation projects around the world. As usual, our annual ‘Opera Picnic’ held in the church and gardens of All Saints gave us a good opportunity to entertain our families, clients and friends and the Zoo Team were able to rise nearly £8,000 from the collection on that occasion as guests enjoyed the hot weather, delicious supper and singing all accompanied by the liberal pouring of Fizz!! Later in the year our Charity Auction at their glittering Christmas Gala raised a similar amount. One of the heart-warming Lots bid for on that evening was the opportunity to be a Zoo sponsor which enables many underprivileged people to visit the zoo – the bidding for this lot reached an amazingly generous £4,000. One of the highlights of the year was a memorable evening at a Gala Dinner to
The annual Opera Picnic proved a great fund- raiser for Bear Wood
celebrate CIMA’S 100th Anniversary held under the wings of the last Concord to fly into Bristol I had the honour of sitting next to the pilot of that flight, Captain Les Brodie who was able to tell me of all the famous characters he had met over his distinguished career, from The Princess of Wales to Joan Collins and many, many others. The Secret Postcard Auction at the RWA in the Spring provides the audience with a unique evening in which to test their artistic knowledge when famous artists and local artists work comes anonymously under the hammer. This always seems to take place on a very hot evening and proves the need for the improvement of the building and the installation of air conditioning! “It is such a privilege to be involved in this event as Bristol is so fortunate to have such an institution in the heart of the city and it is an evening of frenetic fun” says Andrew. Another annual fixture is the Ladies Long Table Lunch at Penny Brohn when I am invited, as the only man, into the glamourous flower decked marquee at their headquarters at Pill for their traditional lunch. The Ladies are always extremely generous and one lucky bidder ended up with a holiday in the West Indies. Attending between twelve and twenty charity auctions a year and I am always greatly impressed with the dedicated effort so many people make in order to make these charitable events successful and by the generosity of the people who attend them ”.
Bear Wood Project WAS OUR CHARITY OF THE YEAR FOR 2019 www.wildplace.org.uk/bearwood
Over £10k raised From a range of events during the year and the x% premium on all auction sales.
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