Festive lights kick off the CISI East Anglia branch annual dinner

Alongside the switching on of Christmas lights, the CISI East Anglia branch annual dinner was both picturesque and a great success, held on Thursday 14 November 2019 at Assembly House, Norwich

The 60 guests contributed a total of £805 towards Norfolk Community Foundation, a charity dedicated to building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk.

The raffle was for prizes including a bottle of 'The English Original Single Malt Whisky', £100 voucher for the Theatre Royal, Norwich, a Fortnum & Mason hamper, bottle of Bullard’s Norwich Gin, a bottle of Moet Champagne, a cookbook, four tickets to any event at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, and, a Hotel Chocolat prosecco gift hamper.

CISI East Anglia branch president Mark Hinds, Chartered FCSI said: "Delicious food and great conversations across the evening with members and their guests. Very grateful to Claire Cullens from the Norfolk Community Foundation for providing an insight into the great things that they are doing in Norfolk."

"Proceeds from our charity raffle draw are going to support their work. Thank you to all who came out and supported us in the evening, our sponsor First Trust, committee members for prize donations and to the CISI and especially Ervina Caka for making it all possible."

Some of the top table guests were: Mark Hinds, Chartered FCSI, president, East Anglia Branch, CISI; Tessa Bonser, chair, Norwich and Norfolk, The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners; Claire Cullens, chief executive, Norfolk Community Foundation; John Preston, chief operating officer, CISI; Raphael Markellos, professor of Finance, Norwich Business school; Amit Gohil, senior sales associate, First Trust Global Portfolios; Max Austin-Little, senior sales associate, First Trust Global Portfolios; Loretta Bond, chair, Chartered Institute of Taxation, East Anglia Branch; Richard Larner, Chartered FCSI, branch manager, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management; and Matthew Simmons, client relationship manager, CISI.

The main sponsor for this event was First Trust, without whom it would not have been possible. If you would like to support future dinners, please contact nikki.macmillan@cisi.org.

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Published: 01 Jan 2020
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