On Friday 14th June Walker Construction hosted a Gala Ball Raising over £18K for charity.

The exclusive event was held in aid of The Walker Construction Trust. Hosted within Port Lympne reserve, home to over 700 rare and endangered animals, the extravagant venue offered the perfect setting for the Midsummer Night’s Dream themed affair.

Compèred by Managing Director Phil Webb, who was joined by 150 friends and supporters of the Trust.

The event featured a lavish dinner served by the award-winning Chives Caterers and an auction of donated goods. Prizes included a Spa Escape at the Rowhill Grange Hotel, a michelin star cooking experience and Anthony Joshua signed memorabilia, which together raised an impressive £13,500 for The Trust.

Charlotte Watts, Marketing Manager and Secretary for the Trust, said it had been a magical evening with an outstanding level of support from local businesses and organisations.

Representatives of some of the businesses also attended, such as Toppesfield, Keaveney Contractors, FFX, Jewson’s, JPM Scaffolding, HOB Mechnical Services, Jager Electrical, Role Recruitment, and Marton Recruitment.

All the stops are pulled out for the bi-annual ball, which is one of the Trust’s main fundraising opportunities.

In addition, guests were treated to champagne in the Grade II-Listed Port Lypmne House, where guests could indulge in the flamboyantly painted rooms, and large south-facing terrace whilst listening to a live operatic performance.

Guests concluded their evening with a party to remember. South East’s Premier 80’s Band took to the stage, paying tribute to the best of British Pop, Electro-Pop and New Romantic acts of the eighties.

Steve Walker, Trustee, said the £18K raised on the night will make such a difference to individuals and charities across the South East in desperate need of support.