Supporting our partners, clients and colleagues in achieving their goals is something we are very proud to be a part of. That’s why when Incentive FM invited us to their Vegas themed Charity Ball, raising money for great causes, of course our RSVP was going to be ‘abso-bloomin-lutely’!

Nowadays, Corporate and Social Responsibility, is close to all businesses. At 848, we support Alice Charity to help families in our community. Incentive FM’s chosen charities are; Scotty’s Little Soldiers, and Cash for Kids.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces children and young people. Cash for Kids was established to channel the caring of the local community into the welfare of their own youngsters.

Head of Pre Sales, Tim Hayward, Head of Projects, Andy Laker, and myself, were delighted to represent the groups whole-hearted enthusiasm to be involved. (In spending the boss’s hard-earned cash and donating to these fantastic charities).

The evening kicked off with bubbles, mingling, more bubbles, happy faces welcoming a reunion, and even more bubbles! Then, to the auction!

The auctioneer (in a rather dashing red tailcoat) proceeded to list off awe-inducing, out-of-this-world experiences and items to the eager crowd. Amongst the lots were signed memorabilia from stars such as Mike Tyson, flying experiences, and private villa holidays in Jamaica (to mention just a few!).

As you can imagine, you could cut the electricity in the atmosphere with a plastic spork.

Once the hammer had dropped for the final time, the cheers; dissipated, and most importantly payments made. Dinner was served.

The evening also included a raffle, in which Andy Laker became the proud new owner of a gizmo (we don’t quite know what it is yet, we think it’s something to do with window cleaning). A very talented live band hosted the entertainment, along with several poker tables, and a disco until late!


All in all, the evening was wonderful. We are aware that we had reached £5,500 in the open auction alone! Keep an eye on our social media as we will be posting the final amount raised when we’ve been notified!


If you’d like to donate to either of these amazing charities, you can do so here! Scotty’s Little Soldiers & Cash for Kids.

Andy and his mysterious gizmo.