Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximises value for clients, has announced it will once again support children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star. The black-tie charity ball, taking place on 8 February 2020 at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, will bring together business leaders and industry experts from across the North West. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and an array of entertainment throughout the evening, including a live band.

When You Wish Upon a Star ­– the children’s charity currently celebrating its 30th anniversary of granting magical wishes – has helped over 18,500 sick children fulfil their dreams. These dreams range from going on a luxury cruise around the Mediterranean, to meeting Mickey Mouse in Disney World Florida. The charity is heavily reliant on donations from the general public and businesses from the local area. Duff & Phelps hopes the money it helps to raise will go a long way in supporting the charity’s fantastic work.

Paul Smith, Managing Director in Duff & Phelps’ Manchester office, said: “When You Wish Upon a Star is a fantastic cause and we are so honoured to be able to help a charity that has changed the lives of families across the country. We have raised a staggering £50,000 since we started fundraising for the charity three years ago and are confident we will raise more money than ever before in 2020. The event is a great opportunity for businesses in the North West to engage with local residents and businesses, while contributing to a tremendous cause at the same time. We look forward to seeing a number of old and new faces at the event—February 8 cannot come soon enough!”

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