2017 January


Newcastle business community celebrates another successful Oktoberfest

Property consultants Bilfinger GVA and international design practice, Ryder Architecture joined together once again to sponsor the third year annual Oktoberfest on 20 October at the new home of Wylam Brewery, in Exhibition Park, Newcastle.

The charity evening was attended by over 550 clients, professionals and members of the North East business community with all proceeds being split between two charities – Bright Red and Alzheimer’s Society.

Guests enjoyed a fun filled evening, sampling appropriate Oktoberfest food and drink whilst being entertained by local band, Groove Train.  There was a host of opportunities throughout the evening to take part in raffles, silent auctions and to buy specialist ales to further support these fantastic charities.

The event sponsors built upon last years’ success and raised over £2,000 for each charity on the evening.  Tom Baker of Bilfinger GVA commented, “It’s always a fantastic evening which attracts an amazing number of guests.  Most importantly we’ve raised lots of money two worthy charities”.

Jonathan Seebacher, architectural director at Ryder added, “We’re very proud to sponsor the evening again – the volume of people and money raised is testament to the North East property and development community.  We are delighted with the success of the event”.

This donation has been one of many from the team at Ryder. Ryder have been a major support to Bright Red over the years and we continue to be overwhelmed by all that they do. We are so thankful that they have been part of our journey and truly wouldn’t be where we are today without them.

Valentine Raffle

Our good friends at Daniel Farmshop in Wylam are hosting a Valentine’s Raffle to raise funds for us.

If you’ve ever been there you’ll know how fantastic the place is – if you haven’t been, you’re missing out!

Top prize is a Fenwicks spirit hamper worth over £100, runners up prizes include £50 gift hamper, £30 Meat voucher, Afternoon Tea for Two and a box of chocolates.

Tickets are £1 each. The draw takes place on Tuesday 14 February at noon.



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