North East of England Branch Newcastle Shipping Dinner

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

Nikki Sayer and Alexandra Hagerty 1 Nikki Sayer and Eddie the Eagle 1

The North East of England held the first of two formal dinners recently at the Civic Centre in Newcastle.  200 guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of music, great food and entertainment at this iconic venue.  Eddie the Eagle gave a fascinating after dinner speech about the highs and lows of his amazing career and had people queuing up for selfies, including branch chair Nikki Sayer FICS !

The ever popular evening raised over £1,500 for the Branch's Education Fund and the Sea Cadets.  We are also very grateful for the support of sponsors from the Port of Tyne, Port of Blyth, UK Marine Survey, and North of England P&I.

Nikki thanked everyone who helped arrange this brilliant evening and those who contributed to the raffle.

Lastly a big shout out to Alexandra Hagerty (pictured above) who joined the branch for the dinner. Alexandra came all the way from the US to Newcastle via London, where she was sitting her Institute exams.  This is a great example of how inclusive and committed our Institute really is.