Students, staff and graduates from Cardiff Metropolitan University recently contributed to a high profile charity fundraising event.
The International Hospitality Management and Events Management students and alumni joined forces at an NSPCC Cymru Wales James Bond fundraising event at Howell’s School, Llandaff GDST.
Working both front of house and on the bar, the 11 students and five graduates all pitched in – with two students working the kitchens with chefs Tom Furlong and Gwyn Myring from Llandaff’s Porro restaurant.
In total, £18,000 was raised on the night, with guests taking part in an auction run by BBC One’s ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ presenter, Martin Roberts.
The Porro chefs served a three course meal featuring ‘octopussy salad’, ‘cassoulet royale’ and ‘terrine never dies’ to high profile guests in the Great Hall at Howell's School.
The school itself provided the show stopping musical start to the evening which helped set the style of elegance and glamour for the evening.
Hosted by BBC Wales presenter, Sara Edwards, the event was also supported by Aston Martin and Fine Wines Direct.
Speaking about the event, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Met, Lisa Wright said: “It was fantastic to see students and alumni working together with key players from the Llandaff community to raise such a huge amount of money for the NSPCC.
“The event itself allowed the students to further develop the skills they have been taught which really adds value to their CVs and provided them with superb networking opportunities.”
Director of Development & Communications at Howell’s School, Vanessa Yilmaz, added: “Students from Howell’s 6th Form were proud to be supporting this glamorous NSPCC event. As part of our wellbeing programme we educate our students on the importance of giving back to the community. They certainly rose to this challenge, adding both style and elegance to this magnificent occasion.”