3rd July 2017
The evening of the year was held on Friday 16th June, a beautiful sunny evening for the spa / BPA summer ball.
The first time joint venture between the two associations was a fantastic evening of vintage cars / dresses and cocktails. Held at Beaulieu motor museum guests arrived for the drinks reception sponsored by Dutton Gregory "It was a great pleasure for Dutton Gregory to be able to sponsor this event and to see the wonderful efforts everyone had gone to in embracing the vintage black tie theme. The mood was relaxed and a good time was had by all, helped by the brilliant Swing Unlimited Big Band”, says Denise Bull of Dutton Gregory.
Guests then partook in looking around the museum with their vintage cocktails until they were called to dinner. Just prior to being seated Nella Pang chairwoman of the Southampton Property Association said a few words about the year to date in the property market and what the association has been actively doing for its members. Nella said; “I was proud to be able to host our first joint SPA and BPA, which was massive success bringing together property professionals from Bournemouth and Southampton. Beaulieu Motor Museum was a fantastic location to host something different and for such a great cause. Thank you to all those that attended and our sponsors for making this event possible”.
This was followed by Lucy Rothstein of Yellow Door who were the chosen charity for the evening. Lucy thanks people for attending and made the guests aware of the work that yellow door do, Lucy commented; “Yellow Door was absolutely delighted to be the Charity of Choice for this event and we would like to say an enormous thank you to the sponsors, organisers and everyone who attended. The venue was fantastic and the evening blessed with such lovely weather! To have the opportunity to promote Yellow Door’s work and raise awareness about what we do, to such a captive audience was very appreciated. I’m delighted to say that the proceeds from the Ball will be put to incredibly good use – helping us to support first hand those affected by domestic and sexual abuse”.
The three course dinner was held in one of Beaulieu’s elegant suite’s which held over 210 property professionals for the rest of the night.
To begin the evening of frolics Alexandra Eaton Chairwoman of the Bournemouth Property Association asked guests to feel around under their seats to find a table prize.. kindly donated by Rowan Photography a prize worth £225 for a photo session in chandlers ford was won by two guests per table. Alex then thanked people for attending the evening and reminded people of the format. Alex said about the evening; “The Bournemouth Property Association were delighted to host our recent joint Summer Ball with the Southampton Property Association at Beaulieu. It was a fabulous venue on a beautiful summer’s evening where we were treated to great sounds from the 18 piece Swing Unlimited Big Band. I’m delighted that we were able to host such an amazing event to raise over £3.5k for the Yellow Door domestic abuse charity and are looking forward to our next joint event”
Nella then proceeded to play the next game of the evening the classic heads and tails which saw the lucky winner pocket £200 cash.
The evening continued as an easy going networking dinner which also had a silent auction to raise extra money for yellow door. Some of the fantastic prizes won were a night stay at the brand new Harbour Hotel in ocean village, Southampton and VIP bestival tickets for the September festival!
After the last course, the very talented Swing unlimited took to the stage and played a wealth of classic bond themes and vintage 20/30's jazz music, the band were proudly sponsored by quantuma.
The evening closed at midnight after all the property professionals had suitably been taken back in time for a vintage networking evening. The total money raised for yellow door from the night was over £3.5k an amazing amount for a worthy charity.
Keep checking back for our future events, in the autumn it is the well known spa gala dinner in which this year is a Southampton's got talent theme.
To enjoy the night once again please see photo's from the evening via the below link:
If you click on ‘Client Area’ and then enter the password ‘SPA’ you can gain access to the album.