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Supporting Childrens Reading Fund at The View From The Shard
Last week Ampersand Events took to the skies for one of our most exciting assignments yet!
Armed with the delicious canapé recipes created by our Chefs for Booktrust, we had quite a challenge getting ourselves and all our catering gear up the lifts to the event space. It might have been easier if the dishes were not so visual as all the props, decorative trays, and fiddly bits and pieces added up to a fair chunk of our load but we knew that once everything came together it would all be worth the effort. In fact, we enjoyed an immediate pay off when we arrived – what a view! London looked spectacular from way up there and to be able to see all of our other venues at the same time was a uniquely exciting moment.
Once we had got over the excitement of being at such an altitude, we managed to compose ourselves and get to work!
Things got even more challenging when we found ourselves with about three square metres in which to plate up all the canapés, keeping the presentation beautiful and pristine all the while, and little more space to organise the drinks service. It just made it all the more satisfying when the service ran smoothly and without a hitch and we were still able to keep all the behind-the-scenes activity where it belongs – behind the scenes!
...over £22,000 was raised by Booktrust which has started them on the road to “change the story” for thousands of disadvantaged children across the UK.
It was an absolute pleasure and an honour to work in this iconic building, especially as ours was one of the first ever events to take place at the venue.
We are pleased to also learn that after donations, raffles and an auction over £22,000 was raised by Booktrust which has started them on the road to “change the story” for thousands of disadvantaged children across the UK. We are happy to have supported this worthy cause.