Sheffield Forgemasters' Apprentices organise Mencap charity dinner

Published: 12 August 2014

Sheffield Forgemasters' apprentices have put down their tools to test their event management skills by organising a fundraising dinner for Sheffield Mencap.

The next generation of managers and directors at Sheffield Forgemasters have added to their usual busy industrial roles at the engineering giant by taking on the challenge of planning and organising the charity event.

They have organised the Apprentice Charity Dinner at Sheffield United's Platinum Suite at Bramall Lane on Friday September 12 from 7pm and have already sold tables to high profile guests including PwC, KPMG, Nabarro, SEMTA, ETDL, Abbey Forged Products and Forgemasters.

The event, which includes a 3-course meal, live band Redfern, comedian and magician Steve Faulkner is endorsed and supported by Forgemasters' chief executive Dr Graham Honeyman, who is a patron of Sheffield Mencap.

Apprentices Josh Johnson, Bradley McDonald, Dan Millington, Amy Fretwell, Dominic Jones, Harry Pearce-Hurst and Maxwell Goodall have organised the event.

Janet Sullivan, CEO of Sheffield Mencap, said: “Sheffield Mencap provides a range of services which support children and adults with a learning disability and their family carers. Our vision is that all people with a learning disability and their carers in Sheffield feel valued, included and respected. We believe that everyone should be supported to reach their full potential and to live the life they choose. We are thrilled that the apprentices at Forgemasters are fundraising for us and highlighting the important work we do. We wish them every success with this event.

“The money raised will go towards funding our work to help change the lives of people with learning disabilities across the City of Sheffield."

Tickets cost of £47.50 per head or £450 per table of 10 and are available by contacting Maxwell Goodall at or call 07846 860531 or 07867 541671.

Charity fundraising (left to right) SFIL apprentices Harry Pearce-Hurst, Max Goodall, Josh Johnson, Dom Jones and SFIL group training officer Rick Franckeiss with Mencap representatives.