We’re celebrating this week at Trinity, because our Gala Dinner raised a record fundraising total of over £300,000.

The black-tie event was attended by over 450 guests beneath Hope, the famous blue whale at the magnificent Natural History Museum. The night was hosted by Trinity Patron and BBC news anchor Huw Edwards and hotelier, TV presenter and Trinity Ambassador Alex Polizzi.

The theme of the evening was “take a moment to make a moment” and guests were asked to help make ensure Trinity can continue helping patients make the most of every moment. Guests could also bid on one-of-a-kind auction lots or pledge to sponsor a Tromoty nurse for a month. The final pledges mean we can fund one of Trinity’s specialist nurses for over 2 years.

Trinity's CEO Dallas Pounds, said: “I would like to express my most profound thanks to all of our guests at the Gala for making it our most successful fundraising event ever.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity shown to Trinity on the night and by all of our auction donors and our sponsor Banham Security. As an independent charity, our NHS funding accounts for around a quarter of the £13 million we need each year to fund our services. That means we need to raise over £9 million every year. The amount raised at the Gala will make a phenomenal difference to our patients and their families and will help us to ensure they live every moment they have left to the full.

I’d like to say a special thank you to our hosts Alex Polizzi and Huw Edwards, and to Banham Security for generously supporting this incredible event.”

Charles Hallatt, Banham’s Executive Chairman said: “On behalf of Banham Security and the Banham Charitable Foundation, we are delighted to have sponsored the Royal Trinity Hospice Gala Dinner. We are thrilled that the evening saw a record amount of funds raised for such an incredibly important cause. Royal Trinity Hospice is a cause close to our hearts and we are delighted to support them in continuing to provide excellence in compassion and support to so many during their end of life care.”

It was a night to remember, and the funds raised will ensure that we can keep helping our patients and their families make memorable moments.