Pictured above Paul Merson with Jess Howell of zencontrol at the sporting dinner

We were delighted to attend the Challenge Cancer UK Sporting Dinner last week at The Moxhull Hall Hotel as guests of one of our clients Mark Davies, Operations Director of Dodd Group (Midlands) Ltd.

The event, organised by Coolair and Mitsubishi Electric gave an interesting insight into the work of the charity. Challenge Cancer UK is a national charity with an aim to support those affected by the disease. The charity raises funds for cancer awareness, prevention, and research. They also fundraise for patient treatment, care, and support of those affected by cancer. The majority of money raised is by offering challenges and adventures across the globe which include: trekking, cycling, mountain climbing, kayaking, running, skydiving, skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, or sledge hauling.

The evening featured former Arsenal, Aston Villa and England footballer Paul Merson who was the after dinner speaker, recollecting his career with some humorous anecdotes, whilst comedian Austin Knight provided more laughs.

zencontrol donated a Champagne Fortnum and Mason Hamper for the raffle and along with other donations from attendees for the raffle, auction and ticket sales helped raise over £10,000.