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Our inaugural Winter Waltz Ball took place at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford on Friday 26th November, hosting over 300 guests and raising over £136,000.

The funds raised will go to support the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation which provide grants to charities across the UK.

Part of the funds raised will also go to our chosen pledge charities for the evening, two local charities that attendees can support through pledging to donate a specific amount to them on the night.

Visyon, a Cheshire and Staffordshire Moorlands based charity who support the emotional health of children, young people, and their families, and Place2Be, a national charity who provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling sessions, will receive over £40,000 between them which will go towards helping local children, who following the pandemic have struggled with their own mental health, get access to the services they provide.

Andrew Chatterton, Managing Director of FFM commented “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from our clients, business partners, and friends of Franklyn, in helping us to raise so much money for some incredible charities. No one has suffered more than the charities who help so many young people and sadly covid has seen the demand for their services soar. Giving back is so important to us as a firm and we are just thrilled that the Winter Waltz has been able to help them.”

“It certainly was a fantastic evening, and I can’t thank everyone enough for being there and supporting the event.”

The event, sponsored by currency transfer specialists, TorFX, was hosted by Greatest Hits Radio presenter, Darren Proctor, with entertainment provided by leading global showband ‘The Function Band’.

During the evening, three lucky guests were invited on stage to take part in the SAS Daniels LLP, the Official Legal Partner of the event, Wheel of Fortune, with the winner taking home a luxury Yves Saint Laurent handbag!

Long term partners of FFM, Stoke City Football Club and Sale Sharks Rugby Club, were both in attendance at the ball and both kindly donated auction prizes for the night.

Guests enjoyed the beer of choice for the evening, Bach95, along with plenty of cocktails from the events very own ‘Fairytale of New York’ cocktail bar provided by mixologist specialists, Mr Flavour.

The night also saw the introduction of our newest venture ‘Franklyn: No Ordinary Fox’: a children’s book aimed at 5–7-year-olds that we have created with the aim of teaching kids the importance of planning for their future and sustainability. Talking comfortably about finance is an important part of making sure children develop a healthy relationship with money and the Franklyn Fox book, due to launch in early 2022, will help open that conversation up.

July 2020 was due to be our 13th Summer Swing and after having to sadly postpone the event due to the pandemic, the whole team at Franklyn were delighted to be able to host the Swanky Swing Golf Day in July and to have now hosted our Winter Waltz Gala Dinner too.

This is the 14th year we have run a Gala Dinner event and the amount raised at the Winter Waltz takes the total amount raised over the years for the Foundation to £1.191 million.

Andrew, Charlotte, and the whole team at FFM, would like to thank all involved with the Winter Waltz for their continued support and generosity.

If you would like to find out more about the event in the future regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ian.cottrill@sjpp.co.uk

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