Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 12th Exeter Business Dinner in style this year with 400 people attending the prestigious black-tie event which took place on Friday 4th November at Sandy Park Conference Centre.
The guest speaker this year, was Michael Morpurgo OBE, best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including the global phenomenon, War Horse. Michael treated guests to stories about his family, career and the history of the charity which he and his wife Clare founded in 1976, Farms for City Children. The charity offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work on a farm, gaining hands-on experience and contact with nature.
David Kirk, partner of headline sponsor Kirk Hills said: “It has been a delight to support the Chamber’s 2016 Exeter Business Dinner and especially raise money and awareness for such a deserving local charity.”
Derek Phillips, vice president of Exeter Chamber of Commerce said, “Exeter has had much to be proud of this year, and as always, the Exeter Business Dinner provides the occasion to celebrate this. Additionally, with thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the proceeds from the prize draw, the event raised over £6000 for Michael Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Children.“
Exeter Chamber will be celebrating their 150th anniversary next year, and will hold a special event marking this achievement in 2017.