Wessex Cancer Trust flying high after fundraising event at Bournemouth Air Festival

Guests enjoying the fun and games at the hospitality event.
Guests enjoying the fun and games at the hospitality event.

Wessex Cancer Trust’s annual Bournemouth Air Festival hospitality event sponsored by IT consultancy, QuoStar, raised £12,000 this year to support local people living with cancer.

After taking a break in 2020 due to Covid-19, this year’s event took place on Friday 3rd September 2021 at Key West Restaurant on Bournemouth Pier during the  Bournemouth Air Festival. The event, supported by QuoStar for the seventh year running, has in total raised close to £40,000 over the years.

Attendees were welcomed with a Pimm’s on the prom, which was followed by a three-course lunch and some fundraising fun and games. The 180 guests also enjoyed  spectacular VIP views of the Air Festival flight displays throughout the day – including the spectacular Red Arrows.      

James Stelfox, Managing Director at QuoStar, comments:

“We’ve proudly partnered with Wessex Cancer Trust for the past seven years and they are an obvious choice for us. It’s important to QuoStar to support a local charity that makes a big impact in the area. Wessex Cancer Trust does so much great work in the local community, providing invaluable support not only to those living with cancer, but to their loved ones as well. They do such a fantastic job putting these events on, too!

“It’s so nice to have this event back again after last year’s break. This event provides a brilliant opportunity for businesses to come together and network whilst raising awareness of, and money for, an incredibly worthwhile cause.”     

Sarah King, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Corporate and Community fundraiser, said:
“It was wonderful to be able to put on this event once again after a difficult 18 months for so many. Guests were able to meet other businesses in person once more to network whilst enjoying the amazing air displays in glorious sunshine.”   
All the money raised for Wessex Cancer Trust at the event will be used to provide practical and emotional support to those living with cancer in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  
The charity’s 2022 Air Show hospitality day takes place on Friday 2nd September and a table of ten costs £1,000. If you are interested in purchasing a table or supporting a charity in any other way – via donations or fundraisers – please contact sarah.king@wessexcancer.org.uk for more information.    

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