Saturday, April 26, 2008

Champagne reception for The Bruce Trust

Morgan PR was delighted to find itself among the great and the good invited to a charity champagne reception at West Berkshire solicitors Horsey Lightly in Newbury last night.

The event was raising money for The Bruce Trust, which was founded 20 years ago by Louise and David Bruce to provide self-catering holidays for the disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people, cruising on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

As David Bruce recounted launching the charity I perhaps had a better recollection than most, having written about those early days as a cub reporter on the Newbury Weekly News, which last night led to a stirring chat with David and Louise, not least recalling my late editor who had been a good friend of the Bruces.

The event provided ample opportunity to network and make new acquaintances while rubbing shoulders with old friends, such was the atmosphere and mix of guests. We are indebted for our invite to the charming John Trehearne commercial property lawyer extraordinaire and fellow member of the Newbury Business Group,

We were kept entertained by 7-in-a-Bar, a nine-piece barbershop singing sensation who provided a delightful backdrop to proceedings and if you want to hear them for yourselves the Newbury Today website has a report on their fundraising weekend, complete with video here.

Naturally the evening did not end their and we repaired to the Queens Hotel in Newbury's Market Place for a swift drink with Michelle Lucas from Greenfields, Lucy Venables from Red Prosper and Chris and Emily Turberville-Tully from Inspiration Ink and we finished off the evening at Pizza Express for some food with Chris and Emily, marveling at the social nature of Champagne.

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