The 10th of September 2022 saw the return of the first Sapphire Ball since the beginning of the pandemic. Presented by Teqex, and in aid of the emotional support charity ‘Once Upon a Smile’, the Ball was hosted in the spectacular Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, with welcome drinks provided by Cocktail Cart.
GovData were fortunate enough to sponsor the Charity Sapphire Ball, donating £10,000 to the Once Upon a Smile charity. Over 250 businesses were in attendance on the night to show their support, as well as a number of talented acts including Benji Matthews and Girl on Sax.
In total the Ball raised a whopping £16,174.34 for the charity that does such important work. Once Upon a Smile focuses on providing a safe environment for bereaved children and their families to grieve in a way that is comfortable for them.
GovData have worked closely with Teqex since 2018. We assisted them onto game-changing frameworks such as: G-Cloud 10, Tech Products 3, Link 3, Education Technology, Information and Technology Commercial Framework, Provision of Refurbished Devices and Repair Services, Highways England, Technology Products and Associated Services and Technology Online Purchasing Content.
We presented Dean Mason, Managing Director of Teqex, with our exclusive award during the evening to congratulate the company on joining the ITCF and COCH Frameworks. Dean thanked GovData personally for our continued support and for guiding Teqex onto the framework awards. He also thanked Chris and Kelly Hugo, GovData’s CEO and COO, for their generous donation.
“We are extremely grateful to our longstanding partners over at GovData for their incredible £10,000 donation at our recent Sapphire Charity Ball. GovData have been a trusted partner of Teqex for over 6 years. We are excited to continually grow our relationship with GovData – The sky’s the limit!”
“This very kind donation will help our chosen charity Once Upon A Smile. They are a local Manchester based charity who help children and families understand and work through bereavement.”
On the night, GovData sponsored the amazing performance of Ben Haenow, winner of the eleventh series of X Factor in 2014, he was the last singing act before Girls That Mix entered the stage and performed imaginative renditions of classic dance music.