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When will the date be announced for 2017?

The date has been announced, it is 17th June 2017, we will be at The Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace.

Do I also need to bring cash with me on the night?

Yes please! All tickets are paid for in advance, however this event is a fund-raising evening to help fund our activities in the industry. You may wish to purchase raffle tickets, bid in the auction or buy alternative drinks at the cash bar. As in previous years your generous table donations will gain you entry to the games throughout the meal and also provide much needed funds to help our activities in the industry. We work really hard every year to keep the ticket price as low as possible so you can enjoy yourself more on the night, please help us raise as much money as possible throughout the event.

What table sizes can I book?

Full tables can be booked for between 8-12 guests. If you have fewer guests, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends!

I’d like to sit with my friends, how can I organise this?

When booking, please use the “Any other information” box to mention the names of your friends - this will help us with the table plan. You can also email to make us directly aware.

I have special dietary requirements, how can I ensure I get the right meal?

When booking, please use the special section of the online booking form to mention your requirements Additionally you can also email to make us directly aware.

Is the function room at ground level?

When booking, please use the special section of the online booking form to mention if you have any specific access requirements. Additionally you can also email to make us directly aware.

Why are you so reluctant to take cash or cheques for ticket payments?

Payment by electronic means is much more convenient for our guests and The Association. Every year we have several cheques that are returned unpaid by the bank. Chasing cheque and cash payments consumes an excessive amount of resource and prevents us focusing on value added tasks. Electronic payments are virtually instant ensuring your tickets are confirmed immediately, and the funds required to stage the event are with us in good time.

I don’t want to book and pay through webcollect, can I have a paper form?

Regrettably all bookings must  now be made online. If this causes you problems please email , we will arrange for your details to be entered into our online system and send you a link to make online payment.

Is there a special room-rate if I want to stay at the hotel on the night of the function?


Can I pay for my tickets with cash on the night?

No. This payment option is no longer available. All tickets MUST be paid for with cleared funds in advance.

Is your booking website secure?

The following information is provided by our membership and booking service

Keeping your information secure is critical and we take that responsibility very seriously. Our servers are housed not in some  vaporous internet cloud, but firmly on the ground in a very secure facility in the M4 corridor. The building is managed by Equinix, providing a top quality building and power infrastructure. We house and maintain our own servers in the Equinix building, complete with with 24/7 monitoring and redundant back-ups. So your data is well protected, and entirely stored within the UK.

All personal, including any card, details are fully encrypted with 256 bit SSL   encryption. We are fully compliant with Payment Card Industry standards (PCI DSS) and are a registered Data Controller under the Data Protection Act.

WebCollect has been providing membership management solutions to Clubs and Societies since 2010. WebCollect is owned  by Open Brackets Limited, which has been providing e-commerce solutions to the retail industry for over 10 years. WebCollect brings together (  )pen's expertise in online payment systems, software and security, together with the management's personal passion and knowledge for clubs and how they are run.

I  see you have an auction, how do I pay for items if I have a winning bid? Can I take it home with me on the night?

This information relates to Auction items only:

For guest convenience, we are able to take payment by credit/debit card on the night. Cash payment will also be accepted. Receipts will be provided automatically by email through the payment system.  Items that are paid for on the night can be carried home.

Card payments will be processed safely and securely through, a smartphone based chip&pin system that is backed by Mastercard. For more information see