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The beautiful Morgan Arcade was the venue for The Brogue Trader Summer Banquet organised by ambassadors, Chris MacNamara and Spiro Borg on Tuesday 9 July. 

Chris and Spiro, who are long time supporters of City Hospice brought over 150 guests together for a fundraising extravaganza. Guests enjoyed music by James Williams, along with a Q&A with Rupert Moon, Rob Howley and City Hospice Ambassador, Ellis Jenkins. The panel of rugby stars shared stories from their international careers, along with a few thoughts on the upcoming Rugby World Cup. 

Rupert Moon also played auctioneer as guests had the chance to bid on exclusive sporting memorabilia and a bespoke Savile Row Suit, accompanied by exclusive Brogue Trader shoes.

Spiro and his team, produced a delicious three course meal, whilst guests enjoyed live music in the unique setting of the Victorian Arcade. 

Chris MacNamara said “I think everyone has a moment in time when they can influence things in a positive way in their own and others lives, I believe this is my time and with the help of my dear friends Spiro & Lisa Borg am doing my best to use my influence for good, hence over the last five years I’ve endeavored to raise as much money as possible using methods I think I’m good at to aid City Hospice”.

Whilst Spiro Borg adds “I take my role as an ambassador for City Hospice seriously and there’s a great sense of pride for Lisa and I to work with our close friends Chris and Jo, and put together an event that not only raises awareness and money for the wonderful work that is done by Cty Hospice, but hopefully the difference it makes to peoples lives in difficult times. It’s always a pleasure to organise such events and we’re grateful to all my wonderful staff and suppliers for assisting with such enthusiasm”.

The Brogue Trader Summer Banquet raised £11,600 for the charity. Thank you to all of the guests and the event sponsors for their generosity, and a special thank you to Chris and Spiro for their incredible support of City Hospice. 

City Hospice is grateful for all the wonderful support that we receive from Welsh businesses, if you would like to discuss fundraising opportunities for your business please contact our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Nicky Piper nicky.piper@cityhospice.org.uk or Tel:02920 524150

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