Covent Garden dinner and auction

The mayor of London at the Covent Garden dinner and auction 2017

Covent Garden dinner and auction

London Transport Museum’s annual fundraising Covent Garden dinner & auction was a sell-out event again this year. We welcomed 400 business leaders from across the transport industry to the Victoria & Albert Museum on 18 October 2017. Leon Daniels, MD of Surface Transport at Transport for London was Master of Ceremonies, with guest speaker Sadiq Kahn, Mayor of London. The event focussed on the important charitable work the Museum delivers to develop the skills of young people, raising funds for the Museum’s Enjoyment to Employment programme which seeks to address one of the biggest challenges affecting our industry today – a lack of engineers – by turning children’s love of transport into careers in industry.

The audience heard first hand from Omobolaji Raimi, one of the Museum’s graduates from its Route into Work programme, and now an employee of telent Technology Services, a sponsor of the Museum’s Enjoyment to Employment programme, which supports young people not in employment, education or training, into jobs in the transport sector. Our young speaker received a fantastic and well-deserved round of applause from the audience after they heard how the employability skills he gained on the programme helped him to secure a week’s work placement which quickly led on to a full-time contract.

The Museum is delighted to confirm that the auction raised £81,000 in support of our educational and heritage preservation programmes. The Museum would like to thank all our supporters for helping us to achieve this fantastic result.

As a charity we rely on support to help us to continue our important work. If your organisation is interested in attending the Covent Garden dinner & auction 2018 or interested in donating an auction item, please email the Development Team at London Transport Museum. The 2018 event date will be confirmed in Spring of 2018.

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