Gala banquet a success


The great and the good of the meat industry gathered at Guildhall last night for the annual Gala Charity Banquet.

Organised by the Worshipful Company of Butchers, the evening was held to raise money for the charity Farms for City Children supported by the Master, HRH The Princess Royal.

More than 400 guests were welcomed to the event by the band of the Royal Marines, which performed a beating of the retreat.

Farms for City Children aims to give inner city children the opportunity to live and work on a farm for a week, and each year gives around 3,000 youngsters the chance to experience rural life.