Jaguar Land Rover are headline sponsors for this year’s London Press Club Ball raising funds for the Journalists’ Charity and hosted by Sky News anchor-man Dermot Murnaghan.
The rapidly expanding British vehicle manufacturer – whose range runs from growling sports cars and premium saloons to luxurious but extremely capable 4X4s and is now going electric with Formula-e racing – is also offering two of the main star auction prizes.
Qatar Airways are sponsoring the champagne reception for the prestigious even which is the social highlight of the national UK media year which takes place this week on Thursday October 13 at the V&A. Last chance for one of the last few remaining seats at: www.thepressball.com
British Airways are back on board with the much-loved ‘heads-and tails’ ice-breaker in which the last man or woman left standing after a string of coin tosses will win two BA business class tickets to New York.
easyJet are sponsoring the ever-popular raffle with their flights generously gracing both the star raffle-prize and providing essential flights to a number of key auction hotel and destination lots.
The Money Shop are also adding their weight, and cash, to sponsoring the Ball whose fund-raising is aimed at helping journalists who fall on hard times, whether through unemployment, poor health or sheer bad luck.
Givergy, our online charity auction partners, are hosting fund-raising lots as diverse as a host of exotic holidays to luxury resorts, sitting for a portrait with a leading artist, or a rock fan’s dream package including Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s signed drumsticks and entry to the super-group’s exhibition at the V&A next year. Bidding is open now and continues on the night among guests via electronic tablets on each table.
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Our major media partners are: dmgmedia, NewsUk, The Telegraph and the London Evening Standard.
Organised by the London Press Club, the Ball has the support of major national and international titles, news agencies and broadcasters including: Daily Mail, MailOnline, Mail on Sunday, METRO, the Sun, the Daily Mirror, the Guardian, Press Association, Bloomberg, and Sky News.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association wsta has helped secure wonderful wines and sparkling wines from Kingsland, Bolney, Chapel Down and Hattingley Valley, while the table water is courtesy of VOSS. We are also grateful to the Rathfinny Wine Estate.
Other supporters include Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Barclays Bank, Gatwick Airport, Brittany Ferries, the Four Seasons hotel group, The Ritz in London, and public relations firms Brunswick and Media House.
London Press Club Ball co-chairmen Ray Massey and Robert Jobson said: ’We are deeply grateful for the tremendous support from the Ball’s sponsors and supporters in such a worthy cause.
‘We are looking forward to an entertaining evening of fun and fund-raising in aid of the Journalists’ Charity.’