The local business community held a glittering black tie ball to raise more than £36,000 for the Plymouth Together Fund.
The Business Charity Ball was the latest in a number of fund-raising events for the trust.
See stunning pictures from the evening in our gallery below, courtesy of UpArt Photography.
Despite only having a few weeks to plan the event, the amazing committee – led by Paul Montgomery – stepped up to transform the Crowne Plaza Hotel and put on a fabulous evening which more than doubled the organisers’ initial fund-raising target.
Paul said: “The amazing committee of Annette Laurie, Agata Kalend-Łuszczyńska, Lauren Rogers and Michael Mann came together to plan and action this business fund-raiser, and I’m speechless what they have achieved in such a short time together.
“Much thanks has to be given to a few local businesses who stepped up to make the evening possible as well, as well as Alexis Bowater for being fantastic on the auction, helping to raise thousands of pounds; and to all businesses who contributed to the prize pool and all businesses and guests who attended – you are simply outstanding.
“We cannot wait to see you all again and have plans afoot for next year for something special. See you all again soon.”
Chamber CEO Stuart Elford added: “An amazing night and great achievement on raising £36k. Well done to Paul Montgomery and the committee on a top job.”
About UpArt Photography
Agata Kalend-Łuszczyńska is the photographer and founder of UpArt Photography.
She covers Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall with a stylish and natural documentary, providing wedding photography at its finest.
When she’s not shooting weddings, her ideal day would include a long walk across beautiful Dartmoor and an evening meal with family and friends.
Agata says: “There is something about sharing good food with nice people that makes me truly happy.
“Some of my most cherished memories were made around the table while celebrating togetherness. I enjoy moments that bring people closer, which is probably why I love what I do so much.
“When it comes to sharing my big adventure, there is someone who has been by my side for a long time. His name is Adam and he is my best friend and probably the most positive person I’ve ever met.
“And there is Dida, the lab, self-appointed head of “Meet & Greet” department here at UpArt (Photography), as well as the greatest fan of all things edible. She would sell us both and the house for a piece of carrot (!).”
- Find out more about UpArt Photography here.