News & Events Latest news ARC Gala Dinner and Auction 2017 with Iolo Williams The ARC Gala Dinner and Auction 2017, which aimed to build and strengthen our relationships with businesses local to ARC's Head Office in Dorset and to raise funds for our invaluable conservation work, was a great success! This enjoyable evening was kindly hosted by ARC patron, Iolo Williams, well-known wildlife champion, author, public speaker and TV presenter (including BBC Springwatch). Highlights of the event include Iolo’s inspiring introductory talk and energetic auctioneering at the end of the evening, as well as a delicious and sustainably sourced three course meal, unbelievable tricks by Alfie the Magician, and otherwise sensible people attempting to mimic the mating call of a pool frog during the tie breaker for Have I Got NEWTS For You! We are delighted to confirm that the final total for the evening including sponsor support, auction income and donations was an incredible £2,770! These essential funds mean that our core work conserving our vulnerable native amphibians and reptiles can continue – so huge thanks to everyone who attended on the night, donated auction prizes, and bid at the auction. Heartfelt thanks also go to Iolo for his great performance on the night and for his ongoing support of ARC. We would also like to say a big thank you to this years' generous sponsors Innovation Visual, Wildcare and Lester Aldridge for ensuring the event was such a great success. We are now thinking about our 2018 event, and how to maximise the benefits for all involved. ARC aims to work with more companies in future, and as a starting point we’ve recently launched a new Corporate Supporters scheme. Many thanks to Innovation Visual for being one of the first Corporate Supporters to join the group. Being a Corporate Supporter of ARC is about showing your customers and staff that you care about the environment and conservation efforts. For further details and to join, please visit: www.arc-trust.org/corporate-supporters Thank you again to this years' kind sponsors: Silver Sponsor: Innovation Visual: www.innovationvisual.com Our mission is to work with clients taking a complete and in depth view of their digital marketing and online presence. We will develop and execute a plan that will increase their website presence, not simply just for search, but in all digital communications. Bronze Sponsors: Wildcare: www.wildcareshop.com Wildcare is the UK’s foremost equipment supplier for professional ecologists and serious wildlife enthusiasts. We have been serving the ecology industry for over 15 years, working with sectors including consultants, developers, architects, and local authorities. Lester Aldridge: www.lesteraldridge.com Lester Aldridge solicitors are a full service law firm with offices in Bournemouth, Southampton & London. Outstanding private & commercial legal advice.