B&ES president elect Andy Sneyd (left) and B&ES Wales chairman Andy Tonkin photographed during the event at the Vale Resort

B&ES president elect Andy Sneyd (left) and B&ES Wales chairman Andy Tonkin photographed during the event at the Vale Resort

UK: The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Wales has raised £1,700 for charity at its first dinner dance.

Formed in February of this year, B&ES Wales raised the money through a prize draw held at the event at the Vale Resort, Glamorgan.

The proceeds were divided between Solas Cymru, which provides housing and educational services to vulnerable and homeless young people, and a fund created in support of Caroline Francis, a 52-year-old mother-of-two who has had both legs and hands amputated after developing septicaemia.

During the proceedings, B&ES president elect Andy Sneyd reminded his audience of the formal launch of B&ES Wales, which had taken place in the Senedd – the home of the Welsh Assembly Government – just a few weeks before.

“This is allowing our Association to speak with one voice for all its members in Wales, and so ensure that our messages are heard loud and clear in the ‘corridors of power’ of Cardiff and beyond,” Mr Sneyd pointed out.