The HQR Ball isn’t just a networking opportunity – it’s an inclusive social event where you and your business guests, along with wives, husbands and partners attend and enjoy a memorable evening.
The inaugural HQR Summer Ball in 2016 achieved an attendance of 660, with representatives from the HQR London residential sector, who together helped raise a fantastic £54,300 for the years two chosen Charities, The Lighthouse Club and The Teenage Cancer Trust.
The decision to repeat the event in 2017 was therefore made easy. With this success, we decided to formally establish HQR London as a Charitable Trust.
The second event in June 2017 welcomed an increased number of 750 attendees and raised an incredible £105,900 for the year’s chosen Charities, The Lighthouse Club and youth mental health charity, YoungMinds. Having happened the week before the Summer Ball, this amount of money included an impromptu collection on the evening for the victims and brave firefighters who risked their lives to save others in the Grenfell tower fire and raised a further £8,000.
Last year’s Summer Ball was once again superbly attended and £115,000 was raised for the year’s Charities of The Lighthouse Club, The Lullaby Trust and CHAOS. The live auction included the exciting addition of a place at The London Marathon, running on behalf of HQR London’s 2019 chosen charities. We are delighted that Ashely Ward, retired Premier League footballer and Director of Arista Interior Design successfully bid to represent HQR London this year.
Further networking and fundraising events are being planned under the HQR banner, including HQR Ski (hqrski.com) which undertook it’s third such trip this year providing unrivalled unique networking opportunities in the spectacular setting of Val Thorens, with our charities receiving a small donation from each booking.
Our industry has a strong heritage of corporate social responsibility and charitable giving. The 2019 Summer Ball will continue this tradition and we look forward to welcoming you.