Celebrating Success and Building Our Future Now at the Nugent Gala 2023

On 9th November 2023, supporters from across Merseyside came together for the Nugent Gala, sponsored by headline sponsors Krol Corlett Construction, along with Lynbrook, Escape Chauffeurs, Pentone Family, and 3LG, to celebrate the vital work Nugent carry out within our local communities.  

Held at the historic Rum Warehouse of the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, the Gala is an annual event celebrating Nugent’s commitment to the communities it serves. Founded in 1881, Nugent has been providing crucial support to those who need it with the support of its network of schools, care homes and community and social work services.  

The gala kicked off with an elegant welcome drinks’ reception, generously sponsored by the Pentone Family. Guests had the pleasure of enjoying their drinks while being serenaded by the acoustic melodies of singer Marc Kenny and entertained by firebreathers. The statement ‘ring for prosecco’ wall was a show-stopping addition to the drinks reception, with guests enjoying making use of the unique drinks station. 

Gala host, Claire Simmo with Nugent CEO, Jo Henney
Guests participating in the luxury raffle and auction

The event, organised by the Nugent Fundraising team, was hosted by Demand and Dune Radio star, Claire Simmo who introduced Nugent’s CEO, Jo Henney, to welcome everyone to the celebration. The Nugent Gala also saw some notable guests including Krol Corlett Construction, Lynbrook, Escape chauffeur services, United Utilities, University of Liverpool, Amass Digital, Nugent Trustees, Pentone Family, Infinity Apartments, Trinity Logistics, Town Hall, MOVE, Butterworth Spengler Insurance Brokers, TDC, Aabyss, Nationwide, BBR Roofing, Brabners, Blue Sky Foundation, FPC, PIB Risk Management, Sutcliffe, Bakare Barley, Prism electrical services, RFM, OBG, Arete and Jayne Moore Media. 

While enjoying their delicious three-course meal, attendees were entertained by a fabulous magician. To their delight, one lucky guest per table were surprised with complimentary gift bags courtesy of Pentone Family Gin and Yaffe Photography. The night also featured a luxury raffle and auction, with prizes generously contributed by local businesses in Merseyside. These contributions were instrumental in raising vital funds to support Nugent’s ongoing efforts to make a positive impact in our communities. 

Toni James Band took to the stage and had guests up on the dancefloor

Entertainment during the gala was nothing short of spectacular. The award-winning Toni James Band took the stage, captivating the audience with their soulful melodies and energising beats. Laughter and joy filled the air as guests danced the night away, creating unforgettable memories.  

Thanks to the incredible generosity of all of the guests, sponsors, and supporters, the overall income generated from the Gala was an incredible £45,677.50. 

This annual event not only celebrates success but will also help to build a brighter future through Nugent’s ‘Our Future Now’ project. The initiative is built on four pillars to transform lives; employability, memorable experiences, accommodation, and poverty alleviation. Through employability, individuals are empowered with mentorship, work experience, and career opportunities. The project aims to give each individual memorable experiences and support in accommodation throughout their unique journey. Tackling poverty in Merseyside through the Nugent Hygiene Hub and Food Pantry ensures there are lifelines within the local communities for those facing daily struggles. Every person deserves a chance to shine, irrespective of the circumstances they were born into. 

Nugent is immensely grateful to everyone who attended, contributed, and made this Gala a resounding success. We look forward to seeing you at the next Nugent Gala, where we will continue to make a difference for the children, young people, adults, and families we care for, educate, and protect. Nugent is immensely grateful to everyone who attended, contributed, and made this Gala a resounding success.  

Thank you to Headline sponsor Krol Corlett Construction, Event sponsors Lynbrook, Escape Chauffeurs, and 3LG, and Drink Reception sponsor the Pentone Family. And thank you to all the businesses for their support in donating prizes too. Without their incredible support, this event would not have been a possibility. 

To view photos from the night, please visit our Nugent Gala Facebook Photo Album

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