The Regiment raises over £25,000 for Fusilier Charities at Gala Dinner
The Regiment recently hosted a charity gala dinner at the Tower of London to raise valuable funds for our two Fusilier Charities – the Fusilier Aid Society and the Fusiliers Fund, which together benefit all members of the Fusilier Family.
The dinner,which was held in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, raised over £50,000 which will be split between the HRP’s charity for disadvantaged children in London and the Fusilier Charities.
Over 200 people attended the high-profile dinner which included corporate supporters, blue chip companies and former Fusiliers.
The evening started with a private viewing of the Crown Jewels, before a champagne and canape reception in the White Tower. Guests then took their seats in the new Armouries Hall for a three-course meal before taking part in several auctions.
Guests were welcomed by Governor of HM Tower of London, Colonel Dick Harold and Colonel of the Fusiliers, General Paul Nanson. They enjoyed a fascinating insight into the Tower by Lucy Worsley, the well-known Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and television presenter. A highlight of the evening was also a special performance from the Regiment’s Corps of Drums.
Funds were raised on the night through auctions which included a fabulous range of exclusive prizes and experiences. Many who attended said how impressed they were and wanted to know more about helping the Fusiliers.
Colonel James Denny, Regimental Secretar said:
“The Fusiliers Charities help those in need, often as a result of serving their country. Fusiliers are known for their loyalty, service, example and cheerfulness and we are renowned as tough partners in combat, a reputation hard-won on operations. Our motto “Once a Fusilier always a Fusilier” means exactly that: looking after our soldiers, serving or retired, throughout all their life. The money raised at this dinner will help us to look after our Regimental family and I would like to thank everyone who attended the event for their extraordinary generosity”.