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Fundraising and a famous footballer make Newcastle awards dinner a win

Dion Dublin talks at the hub dinner

More than 160 construction professionals attended the CIOB Newcastle Hub Annual Dinner in March.

The evening was hosted by Graeme Forster, with speeches by CIOB president Mike Foy and Newcastle Hub chair Tony Bellamy MCIOB. Victoria Lane MCIOB presented Hartlepool College students with their trophy for winning the 2021 Student Challenge.

Former pro footballer Dion Dublin took to the stage with his compere Jerry Earl and regaled guests with stories from his colourful football career, including Cambridge United, Manchester United and Coventry City. Dublin also discussed his work encouraging the younger generation of footballers to invest in property.

Platinum sponsor was CDM Recruitment and gold sponsors were Tilbury Douglas and Black and White Engineering. The chosen charity for the evening was Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids, with over £5,000 raised on the night.

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