Generously hosted by Mosaic Ambassador Lord Rumi Verjee CBE, this year’s Annual Thomas Goode & Company Dinner in support of Mosaic was held on 24 June. Guest of Honour at the dinner was Lord Lamont of Lerwick, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, who led a fascinating discussion on Iran and the UK.
The Thomas Goode & Company dinner is generously hosted each year by Lord Verjee CBE, Mosaic Ambassador and Chairman of Thomas Goode & Company, to bring together key Mosaic supporters to raise funds for Mosaic and to engage guests in a topical discussion.
This year’s event centred on the theme of the developments in Iran and their implications for the UK. Guest of Honour was Lord Lamont of Lerwick. Other special guests included The Huffington Post’s Political Editor Mehdi Hasan and Professor Ali Ansari, the UK’s leading academic on Iranian Studies from St Andrew’s University.
Guests at the dinner heard from Mosaic’s two Vice-Chairmen, Shabir Randeree CBE and Yasmin Waljee OBE, on the impact of Mosaic’s important work. We were also joined by several Mosaic mentors, including London mentor Abdul Pisavidi who earlier this year raised more than £6000 for Mosaic in his sponsored trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.
The dinner was generously supported by the Bank of London and the Middle East and raised an incredible £40,000 in donations to support Mosaic’s work.
Jonathan Freeman, National Director of Mosaic, said:
“The Thomas Goode & Company dinner is one of our favourite events of the year and we are hugely grateful to Lord Verjee for hosting another incredible evening. We are humbled by the generosity of those who attended, whose donations will be so important in helping us to support even more young people in the year ahead.”
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