A Nautical Night for MTI

Our great friends at EMC are passionate supporters of The Princes Trust, and it was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation from them to attend the Charity Gala Dinner on Thursday.



The vision of The Princes Trust is one that I feel is worth supporting:

Our Vision: Every young person should have the chance to succeed.

 Our Mission: to help disadvantaged young people (13-30 years) in the UK to change their lives and get into work, education or training.

The added benefit is that these events are always very special. MTI representatives included Tony Conway, Ian Parslow and Craig Russell, and I, each with our partners. 


L-R: Maude, Karen and Craig arrive

After a spectacular journey down The Thames, we enjoyed a sumptuous meal in the Old Royal Navy College which, as you will see from the picture below, is spectacular. There were drummers welcoming us on arrival, raffles and auctions. A highlight of these evenings is always when one of the beneficiaries of the Princes Trust’s work shares their personal journey.


Fresco at the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich


Chris Gould, Director of Channels and Mid-Market at EMC was again Master of Ceremonies for the event for the fifth consecutive year and coordinated the proceedings smoothly throughout the night. He was also accompanied by his wife Jane for the evening sharing the MTI table. It was truly a wonderful night.


Chocolate Boats!!

It was a wonderful evening. I particularly enjoyed the nautical chocolate boat which was served with coffee at the end of the evening.

Finally, I do want to say a big, big thank-you to all the many people behind the scenes at EMC UK who tirelessly organise these charity events through the year for such a worthy cause ….. The Princes Trust.