NMBS Dinner Dance Raises £12,000 for CRASH

CRASH is delighted to announce that the NMBS Dinner Dance raised £12,000 for CRASH on Saturday 26th October 2019, in London.

NMBS is the largest buying society for independent builders’, timber, hardware, and plumbing and heating merchants, and the annual Dinner Dance is one of the biggest and most anticipated events in the merchant calendar.

London’s Grosvenor House Hotel was the venue for a fantastic night of dancing, networking and entertainment as the NMBS Dinner Dance brought the industry together in celebration of another great year. 

More than 1,200 people from across the merchant industry attended, with guests from across NMBS’ large membership of independent merchants joining with representatives from suppliers and manufacturers.

The black-tie event was once again a great mix of fine dining, entertainment, and charity fundraising, with guests also given plenty of time to network and renew longstanding industry relationships.

After dinner, there was a fundraising raffle, sponsored by Makita, with one guest receiving £1,000-worth of Apple products. Guests gave so generously through draw entries and table donations, raising an impressive £12,000 for CRASH.

NMBS Managing Director Chris Hayward then took to the stage to welcome everyone to the evening. He said:

“Tonight is our thank you to our suppliers and members for their fantastic support throughout the year. We also want to give a special thank you to the suppliers who are sponsoring this dinner for their generous support. Thanks also to all the members of our management board and committees for their support, and to my co-executive directors and the rest of the NMBS team for all their hard work.”

Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive at CRASH said:

‘‘It is a great honour for CRASH to once again be the chosen charity for the NMBS Dinner Dance.  NMBS and its members are extremely generous and loyal in the way they support the work of CRASH to help homelessness charities and hospices with life-changing building projects. We are so grateful to NMBS, and their wonderful members, for the important part they play in helping CRASH continue to create places that care for people.”

For further details about the NMBS Dinner Dance, please visit: www.nmbs.co.uk.