Ynys Môn MP’s Gala Dinner raises over £3000 for Armed Forces Charity SSAFA

Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has hosted a gala dinner on the island that has raised more than £3000 for the Armed Forces Veterans Charity SSAFA. 

More than 80 guests attended the event last week at Braids Bistro in Holyhead.

The money was raised from a raffle and an auction overseen by Virginia. Lots that sold included a VIP Day at RAF Valley, half a lamb, a photo shoot by Phil Hen Williams and afternoon tea at the House of Lords with Baroness Anne Jenkin.

Afterwards guests were entertained by a captivating and thought-provoking talk by Flight Sergeant Dai Lawrence on the RAF’s defining moments during World War 2 – the Battle of Britain and the legendary Dambusters raid involving the famous 617 Squadron.

The total amount raised was £3,010 which included £225 from the auction of a framed photograph of nine RAF Valley Hawk T2’s flying over South Stack donated by the Directors of South Stack/Ynys Lawd Ltd.

“This dinner was a really entertaining evening and I am delighted we have raised so much for such a wonderful charity that does so much to look after our veterans,” said Virginia.

“The generosity of guests was astounding but there were some great lots too with fierce bidding. I really enjoyed being an auctioneer.

“This is the latest in a series of events I have hosted to help local charities and organisations. It’s really important I do my bit to help, especially as many have struggled during the pandemic and needed a boost.”

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