BDCI FESTIVAL DINNER RESOUNDING SUCCESS!


Once again, The Brewery in the City of London, was full to capacity for the annual BDCI Festival Dinner. The drinks reception before the dinner was well attended with industry colleagues catching up with each other.

Ed Rising was a charismatic, entertaining and very persuasive auctioneer and together with proceeds from the popular Heads & Tails and Silent Auction will have made a considerable contribution to BCDI.

Special guest speaker comedian Hugh Dennis had a warm reception and entertained the audience with his normal wit and funny stories. The band, The X-Rays were excellent and enthusiastic dancing continued until well beyond midnight.

This year’s BDCI Festival Chairman, Jo Discombe, Business Development Director of Finnebrogue Artisan, said, “This year’s BDCI Festival Dinner was possibly one of the most memorable events in my lifetime. To share delicious food and drink, have such a wonderful time with industry friends old and new, laugh with Hugh Dennis and finally dance the night away to the band made for the perfect evening! We were all there for a very special charity, BDCI, and to raise funds not only for generations of colleagues before us, but also for future generation entering the Meat Industry. I thank each and every person who came for their generosity, not only in booking tickets but on the evening itself’.

Edward Hoefling, BDCI Treasurer said, “Once again the generous support of the Meat Industry made the Festival Dinner an outstanding success. Many thanks to Jo Discombe, in her year of office, in doing such a great job of raising the profile and funds for our Charity, with such enthusiasm.

BDCI will continue to help those in need, already in, or having left the meat industry, but we are extending support to education at all appropriate levels, not just higher education; the money raised will go to very good use, students today are of course the industry tomorrow.”

 

 

Special guest speaker comedian Hugh Dennis had a warm reception and entertained the audience with his normal wit and funny stories
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