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Event will celebrate local success with guest of honour Malcolm Wilson

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert

Posted on 26 March 2018

Allerdale’s annual Civic Dinner will take place this Friday (23 March) to raise money for a West Cumbrian charity and celebrate the achievements in Allerdale over the past year.

Malcolm Wilson OBE will also attend as guest of honour after being made a Freeman of the Borough earlier this year due to the success of his business, M-Sport, and the impact it has had on the local economy. 

The event will once again take place at the leisure centre in Workington and will see local businesses and dignitaries attend the formal dinner, with a charity auction and raffle that includes an array of prizes being donated by local businesses and organisations. The money raised will be given to the Mayor’s chosen charity, Allerdale Disability Association.

Local companies have also contributed to running the event. Kirkup Butchers will be providing the food and Tractor Shed Brewing of Seaton will run the bar, while Fluid Productions are arranging the sound and lighting, and the team from CN Events have lead the overall organisation of the event, while Mitchells auctioneer John Wharton will be persuading people to part with their cash in the charity auction. 

The Civic Dinner is sponsored by the Allerdale Investment Partnership, Britain’s Energy Coast, Sealy and Iggesund.

Mayor of Allerdale, Councillor Mary Bainbridge, said: “The night will be all about celebrating the achievements of the past year, particularly those by our guest of honour Malcolm Wilson OBE, as well as supporting my chosen charity – Allerdale Disability Association. ADA is a local organisation which does wonderful work supporting some of our most vulnerable people. There will also be plenty of entertainment taking place from the talented Carnegie Singers, and a charity auction with a range of incredible prizes from some very generous local businesses. I am very much looking forward to what is sure to be a fantastic night.”