The BJC Awards Evening is primarily a British Judo Council event during which the efforts and success of BJC members, both in competition and coaching are recognised and celebrated. †The Foundation is proud and pleased to support and participate in this event as it showcases all that both of our organisations believe and uphold.
At each of these annual events, a raffle is held in aid of the Foundation.
- 2012 raised £340 for the Foundation.
- 2013 raised £458 for the Foundation.
- 2015 raised £305 for the Foundation.
Thank you, to all those of you who bought tickets. †It is all for a good cause that we hold dear.
BJC Awards Dinner 2013
The second BJC†Awards Dinner, arranged in conjunction with the Foundation, was held in March 2013. The dinner was at the Charing Cross Hotel, The Strand, London, and was attended by Lord Tope and the Trustees.
(image courtesy of Nino Vitanza)
The BJC and the Foundation see this event as an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the talents, skill, dedication and commitment of some 6,000 judoka† and the caoches, volunteers and parents that make the competitors, courses and clubs possible.
The Foundation† sponsored the Achievement of the Year Award, which was won by Stephen George. †Kenneth Allan, Tom Humphrey and Molly Jackson were shortlisted.
Before the Awards Ceremony took place, the latest grants made by the Foundation were announced. †In the course of the dinner and ceremonies, a raffle and Gift Aid donations raised £458 for the Foundation.
Gala Dinner at the Belfry Resort – June 2013
This was the first major event for the Foundation held outside London and was successful in not only raising funds but also spreading the word about the work of the Foundation to a largely new audience.
The evening followed the now well tried and successful model of a dinner, speaker and charity auction. †Mike Brace was on top form and gave an amusing but thought provoking talk which was followed by an auction led, as usual, by David Palmer. †David has the knack of extracting one more bid than seems likely and was instrumental in securing a fine return from the auction.
We elected to run this event for the benefit of both the Foundation and Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the final tally raised £1800 for the former and £800 for the latter.
Our thanks go to Neil Harrison for his sterling work in making the booking and selling tickets to his colleagues and friends, to Mike Brace and to the Belfry Hotel for their splendid venue.