KidsOut Southampton Gala Dinner 2019 raises over £80,000!
KidsOut’s 2019 Southampton Question of Sport Gala Dinner was a great success, raising over £80,000 for the charity’s work with disadvantaged children in the local area. That’s an astonishing £16,000 more than the previous Southampton event in 2018! Over 430 people from Southampton-based companies joined KidsOut at St Mary’s Stadium for a night of fun and fundraising on Friday 11th October.
KidsOut were thrilled to welcome football legend Kevin Keegan to act as quiz master, alongside host Ian Irving and professional auctioneer Russ Williams. It remains to be seen how next year’s event will beat this star-studded line-up. Topping the Champions League was Gracelands, while the Europa League was won by KAR Contractors Ltd. Both teams were well-deserved victors of the interactive sports quiz!
In addition to the main quiz, guests could take part in a raffle and two auctions. There were some fantastic items up for grabs in the silent auction, including two tickets and overnight stay to see the legendary band Queen, along with tickets to see Mamma Mia the Party. Available in the main auction was a VIP private box for ten people at Ascot, and a Four Ball with Kevin Keegan. The KidsOut team are sure the winners of the charity raffle and auctions will enjoy their fabulous prizes.
KidsOut would like to say a huge thank you to the Gala’s event committee, as the Question of Sport event would not have been possible without their help and support. In particular, thank you to Chairman Sam Thixton and Glen O’Nion. The money raised at this event will be used as vital funds to continue to supply Fun Days and Toy Boxes to disadvantaged children in the Southampton area, helping KidsOut bring fun and happiness to disadvantaged children throughout the UK.
The date of the next KidsOut Southampton gala dinner is Friday 16th October, 2020. Keep the date free in your calendars and be sure to stay up-to-date with the charity’s social media channels for an official announcement soon!