The GroceryAid Summer Ball this month in London raised £188k for the food industry charity, the most it has ever made at the event. 

The £188k raised represents a 14% increase on the total raised at last year’s event. The charity said the money would enable them to look after at least 125 beneficiaries who have worked in the grocery sector in the coming 12 months, with both financial and welfare support.

Attended by around 600 guests, the Summer Ball included funfair attractions, a casino, and entertainment from Mariachi El Mexicano and the AJK Dance Company.

A draw on the night raised £8,200 with the lucky winner receiving a fantastic four-day trip to Disneyland Paris for four people. The raffle raised over £5,300 and included four tickets to see England v Australia in the Rugby League Four Nations.

Last month GroceryAid appointed a new director general in Steve Barnes.