We were delighted to sponsor the 22nd City Fine Wine Challenge at a new venue this year. One Great George Street, also the home to the Institute of Civil Engineers, turned out to be an ideal venue for the event.
A fantastic amount of money raised for a truly worthy cause. Lea and Sandeman have now been involved with the NSPCC and City Fine Wine Challenge for over a decade and this year the event raised an astonishing £200,000! This is a significant increase on last year and something about which everyone involved with the event should be very proud.
As the NSPCC celebrates the 30th anniversary of Childline, we were delighted to be involved in one of the longer-running fundraising events for the NSPCC for our tenth year. This year's City Fine Wine Challenge raised a wonderful £186,500, so a big thank you to all who attended who make our work for this event so rewarding.
Our annual bin end sale was due to end today, but we decided to add some extra wines so we've also extended the sale all day tomorrow in our shops and online until midnight this Sunday, 3rd March. Update: Our 2013 Bin End sale has now ended.
We're looking forward to once again hosting the annual NSPCC's City Fine Wine Challenge this evening at the Royal Institute for British Architects on Portland Place. Alongside the interesting selection of wines we have chosen for the blind tasting, we are pleased to present the City Fine Wine Trophy dedicated to Patrick Sandeman who we sadly lost at the end of last year.