PPA centenary dinner is a roaring success

March 18th, 2020

Verisona Law was pleased to sponsor the PPA dinner for their centenary year.

Despite the Covid-19 scare, over 250 people from legal firms across the city and region of Portsmouth attended the Portsmouth Guildhall for an evening of fun and entertainment. Several previous Chairmen of the PPA and The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller were also in attendance.

Guests made their way up the steps of the Portsmouth Guildhall and were greeted by a glass of bubbles for pre-dinner networking. After being led down to dinner, a group-wide game of ‘Heads or Tails’ and a charity auction quickly raised over £6,000 for the PPA’s charities Planets, Tonic and support for the NHS Stroke Rehabilitation ward. Planets fund patient care groups for those suffering from pancreatic, liver, colorectal, oesophageal, stomach and neuroendocrine cancer. Tonic raises awareness and challenge the stigma associated with mental illness through music and art based events. The final charity is so new, it’s yet to have a name! This charity works to support the NHS Stroke Rehabilitation Ward at Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trusts’ Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The star of the evening was former England football player and manager Kevin Keegan, who gave a fantastic talk about his time in the football industry and the challenges and changes he’s witnessed and overcome.

“Verisona Law has long been proud to be headline sponsor of this annual PPA event, but this centenary dinner was one to remember,” says Michael Dyer, Head of Corporate and Commercial at Verisona Law.

“The evening was a great success despite the current climate it was amazing to see so many people ready to make generous donations to our chosen charities. Kevin Keegan’s talk was fantastic and filled the room with much needed laughter. A huge thank you to Rob Marchant and Chris Green Chairman of PPA for organising another fantastic event”.