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Although I had been in the hotel business for many years, I had never ever experienced an event like the Ball. My wife, Denise, and I were simply blown away by the fun and brilliance of the magnificent theming - which has become a trademark of the event. Experiencing unusual acts and surprises at every turn is a joy, especially the pyrotechnic fireworks exploding out of every table flower centerpiece deliberately timed to go off on the final note of the song 'Simply the Best'.
Professionally, a company showing a wholehearted commitment to any charity, I feel, demonstrates a core value of understanding as to what is really important and matters in life. It should not just be a case of a company just fulfilling a corporate social responsibility (CSR) objective. Contributing positively to help make a difference to the disadvantaged has a positive, motivating affect on employees and customers alike. It also is there to act as a constant reminder of keeping things in perspective - there's always someone worse off you! Now I am with Halcyon Travel Collections, it is a thrill to connect with Spoon again- the entire team is fully behind the decision and looking forward to all being involved in some way.
From a personal capacity, seeing the fantastic results of the projects undertaken has been inspiring and over the years I have met some wonderful people and made lasting friendships. Whilst charities are quite rightly serious businesses these days, Spoon has always had a certain 'fun factor' in being involved. I am not someone who likes to be sold to but on this occasion I thank Peter for doing a brilliant sales job on me - coming straight from his heart!
About Halcyon Travel Collections
Founded in 2012, based in London and Cape Town, Halcyon Travel Collections is a luxury International Tour Operator specialising in creating highly bespoke, exciting itineraries for 'out of this world' experiential holidays to Africa, India, the Indian Ocean and other select destinations. The company is borne out of a passion for travel, people and places and delivering friendly, personal service to all their customers.
Halcyon days are the most balmy, idyllic and satisfying days imaginable. Sometimes they occur by happy accident - but at others they are the result of careful planning and inspired artistry. Time is precious and there will be moments, whether it's your honeymoon, a break with the family, or just a much-needed escape, when nothing must be left to chance. Halcyon Travel Collections, as our names suggests, specialise in creating those magical experiences. We build close and lasting relationships with a very select group of clients who value faultless service, truly bespoke itineraries, splendidly luxurious accommodation and utter peace of mind.
Please visit www.halcyon-collections.com for more information.
Company No 1847860 Registered in England 115-117 Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3PD.
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