Inaugural DP World Charity Dinner raises £56k for Saints Foundation

By Saints Foundation Media time Fri 04 Nov Saints Foundation News
Photo by Emma-Louise Precious for Saints Foundation

Special guests Nigel Adkins, Dean Hammond and Marieanne Spacey-Cale spoke at the dinner in support of Saints Foundation's work in the community.

DP World Southampton’s first ever Charity Dinner was held at St Mary’s Stadium and brought together guests from across Southampton for an evening of entertainment and fundraising for a good cause.

Saints legends Nigel Adkins and Dean Hammond reflected on the club careers in a Q&A, whilst also speaking about the importance of Saints Foundation’s work in the community. Southampton FC Women’s Head Coach and Saints Foundation ambassador Marieanne Spacey-Cale also took to the stage to praise the charity’s work empowering girls and women.

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Saints Foundation ambassador Marieanne Spacey-Cale takes to the stage alongside Martina Heath, General Manager of Southampton FC Women and Girls Football

The star of the evening was Saints Foundation Health Projects Officer Jack Dyer, who shared the moving story of how he’s battled significant mental health challenges and is now using the skills he’s learnt to support the wellbeing of others.

The night raised an incredible £56,000 for Saints Foundation, which they will use to help people living in Southampton lead fulfilled, happy and healthy lives. They deliver charitable programmes that keep people active, independent members of their community, like Senior Saints that helps over 65s, and SaintsAbility which works with disabled people.

THE MONEY WE'VE RAISED WILL HELP PEOPLE LIVING IN OUR CITY CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER.

JAZZ BHATTI
SAINTS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING AND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Jazz Bhatti, Saints Foundation Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to everyone at DP World Southampton and all the guests at last week’s charity dinner for their generous support.

“It was a fantastic evening and above all, the money we’ve raised will help thousands of people living in our city change their lives for the better. From all of us here at Saints Foundation, thank you.”  


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