The Lighthouse Club is known, recognised and regarded with respect and affection throughout every branch of the construction industry and not least by the team at Thomas Bow City Asphalt (TBCA), many of whom have played major roles over the years in the raising of much needed funds, and this year was no different.
Eddie Pollard, Site Manager (TBCA) and Chairman for the Nottingham branch of the Lighthouse Club hosted this years Christmas event, which despite a blanket of snow across the entire UK was a massive success, with more than 350 members and guests attending the function held at the popular Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham’s City Centre.
Music was delivered by “Cachet”, and this year the addition of well known caricature artist George Williams, fresh from his appearance on The One Show, gave many of the braver guests the opportunity to have a memento of their day!
The Speaker was Welsh comedian and entertainer Mr Rod Woodward, who had previously appeared with and supported Patrick McGuiness and Russell Brand and won the 2008 BBC comedy competition “Funny Business”. An act not to be missed! All of this, and the services of the professional Master of Ceremonies Mr Geoffrey Harris, who ably orchestrated the day.
However, not to forget the business of the day, which was the raising funds for the benevolent fund. TBCA provided sponsorship covering the cost of printing and other set-up costs in addition to donating range of prizes for auction along with other local companies, which later that evening was ably led by Alistair Bow, Managing Director (TBCA) and Vice Chairman for the Nottingham Branch of the Lighthouse Club.
The auction commenced with the famous whisky draw, which bounced back and fourth several times, each time raising more and more money before it found itself back on its podium to await next years draw! As the bidding commenced for the auction, a frantic bidding war followed as members and guests bid for signed sports memorabilia, concert tickets and highly collectable die cast models!
Overall, we can announce that funds raised throughout the year have allowed the Nottingham Branch to donate the sum of £23,000 to the fund!