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At the Holburne: The Genesis Trust Fundraiser

On Wednesday the 1st March 2017, The Genesis Trust Foundation held a dinner for 80 guests at the beautiful Holburne Museum as a last push for fundraising towards their first ever permanent home, The Genesis Centre.

Since 1995, The Genesis Trust Foundation have been working all over Bath to bring aid to homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, last year alone Genesis helped 4,000 people, guiding and providing supporting individuals through their struggle. The council has given the opportunity to The Trust, who up until now has never had a permanent base, to acquire and develop a run-down building with next to nothing rent. The new building will act as a training centre, workshop facility, retail outlet and community space to help many more disadvantaged people in Bath to take their own personal step towards regular employment and self-sufficiency.

To start off the occasion, guests were served sparkling wines contributed by Great Western Wines with entertainment provided by the Genesis Trust’s very own choir. Ed Vickers, the owner of Jollie’s Socks, an incredible charity that donates their profits to local homelessness charities, gifted guests with comfortable and chic Jollie’s Socks.

Guests were then led up to the iconic Brownsword Gallery by the events host, Mr Edward Bayturn-Coward. Due to a kind donation from Flowers by Passion, the Brownsword Gallery was transformed, decorated with winter colour schemed bouquets and stunning crystal candelabra’s, and we all can agree that without their contributions, the event would not have been the same.

For the starter, we served a scrumptious medley of Cornish crab, avocado and tomato tian served with crispy melba toast, shoots and leaves. A light, fresh introduction for what was to come.

For the main event, our guests were presented with beef shin which had been meticulously braised for twenty-four hours prior to this event, resulting in mouth watering, tender goodness.

To finish, playing on the traditional dessert, we served a deconstructed cheesecake, served with delicate edible flowers and a light and zesty orange gelatin. Each course was accompanied by Great Western Wine’s donated Chilean and Argentinian wines.

This event was such a pleasure to cater for, and we thoroughly look forward to working with Genesis Trust again and throughout their journey of helping those in their time of need and we congratulate them on their permanent home.

“The gallery was set up so beautifully and elegantly, the food was outstanding, and the service was impeccable! We have been overwhelmed with very positive comments from guests about their experience of the whole evening!” – Nick Mayo, chief executive of the Genesis Trust