Atlantic Salmon Trust's gala dinner raises over £300,000
We were delighted to sponsor the AST's 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala Dinner took place on Thursday 25th May, attended by AST Patron HRH The Prince of Wales and His Majesty King Harald V of Norway...
The fundraising auction held during the gala dinner generated more than £300,000 to help pay for research. Read more about the Study to reveal cause of dwindling salmon numbers. A further £125,000 was raised in pledges by new members of the AST Presidents Club.
If you would like to read more about the work of the Trust and see the great selection of lots that were donated for the auction you can browse the catalogue: here.
Thank you to the donors for the 100 fantastic lots that were auctioned in the online/silent auction and live auction.
Thank you to those that took part in the auction at the event and from their homes. Nearly 500 guests attended the event at Syon Park House in London on a perfect summers day!
Photo credit to Charlotte Bromley Davenport.
Through the sincere generosity of His Grace, The Duke of Buccleuch, we are delighted to help support this amazing and unique package of staying at Drumlanrig Castle for two nights and shooting on the magnificent Drumlanrig Estate. All funds raised will go straight to the Foundation to help fight the battle against Motor Neurone Disease.
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