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Warwick’s successful Scottish celebrations

Dannie Cahill presenting a cheque to Roger Whittall, Head Teacher of Westwood School
Dannie Cahill presenting a cheque to
Richard Bignell, Head Teacher of Exhall
Grange School

Warwick Conferences celebrated yet another successful year of fun and fundraising as they presented £1500 to local schools following their New Year Burns Night bash.

The Scottish themed party had over 150 guests dressed up and dancing to celebrate a great year for the award winning conference and meetings venue.

The tartan flowing celebration had party-goers swinging to the sounds of a Rod Stewart tribute act, eating haggis and singing "Auld Lang Syne".

The festivities were an opportunity for Warwick Conferences to show gratitude to their most valued customers but also enable them to raise money for two worthy causes to help boost their fund-raising programme of activities over the Christmas and New Year periods.

The donations collected over the course of the evening's entertainment meant that cheques for £749.50 could be presented to both the Exhall Grange School and Westwood School and Community College.

Amanda Simpson, Marketing and Communications Manager at Warwick Conferences commented, "This was our way of saying a big thank you to our clients for their support throughout 2004 and at the same time raising funds for local causes, so we are delighted that a good time was had by all."

She continued, "We feel the event was a tremendous success and we look forward to welcoming many of the party-goers back for another New Year celebration in 2006."

Roger Whittall, Head Teacher of Westwood, and Richard Bignell, Head Teacher of Exhall Grange, were thrilled to receive such a donation, both schools provide specialist educational facilities for children ranging from 2 - 19 years of age.

Roger Whittall, Head Teacher of Westwood
Dannie Cahill presenting a cheque to
Roger Whittall, Head Teacher
of Westwood School

The event was another example of Warwick Conferences continued development in their relationship with the two schools, which they hope to maintain through the year.

For further information, please contact:
Amanda Simpson (Marketing and Communications Manager)
Tel: 02476 523725 Fax: 02476 572661

Media Contacts:
Nick Lucy (PR Director), Charlotte Beeching (Account Manager) or Christina Gillings (PR Account Executive)
Bertram Gough, The Lodge, Coleshill Manor,
Coleshill, West Midlands, B46 1DP.
Tel: 01675 434 990 Fax: 01675 434 991

Notes to Editors:
Warwick Conferences is the fastest growing commercial business of the University of Warwick. It is highly successful with an annual turnover in excess of £20 million.

It comprises three purpose built Training and Conference centres, which operate under the names of Scarman, Radcliffe and Arden, offering conference facilities all year round and a Conference Park, which utilises the main campus facilities.

Over 300 meeting rooms, from boardrooms to tiered auditoria are fully equipped with the latest technology, 600 sq. metres of exhibition space, a 1,200 capacity Hall and the largest Arts Centre outside of London.

It is considered to house the widest choice of meeting space in the UK. Warwick Conferences is a member of the Meetings Industry Association, Conference Centres of Excellence, International Association of Conference Centres, International Congress and Convention Association , Venuemasters and CVOne.