Have a ball at Mitton Hall
The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is to hold a fundraising Christmas Ball on 1 December with a drinks reception, three course meal, dancing to a live band and ‘champagne games’.
The black-tie event is being held at Mitton Hall, a 15th century Manor House in the heart of Ribble Valley, near Clitheroe, Lancashire.
‘The ball is open to anyone and everyone involved in the furnishings industry - ticket sales are going well and we’re expecting some very high profile people and companies to be there. Holding this particular Christmas function in the North is part of the Furniture Makers’ policy to make its events more easily accessible to people and companies across the country. So although this is being organised by a regional committee, it’s very much a national event,' says Jan Turner, chair of the Furniture Makers’ North West fundraising committee.
‘As well as being a fun night where everyone can get dressed up to the nines and raise some money, it will be a good networking opportunity too. Whether people want to come along on an individual basis or perhaps use it as an opportunity to do some corporate hospitality, Mitton will be the place to be to get the festive season off to a great start.’
The Furniture Makers’ Company is the British furnishing industry’s charity, which fosters and supports the industry by nurturing skills and expertise, supporting those in need and championing excellence.
It encourages the highest standards and best practice in the design, making, marketing and selling of all kinds of furniture and furnishings throughout the UK, recognising quality through the award of its Guild Marks.
It supports students and young people with grants, training and mentoring in order to foster talent and safeguard the future of the industry.
It provides support and assistance to those in need who are working or have worked in the UK furnishing industry.