The Parklane Inaugural Dinner

Here at the Parklane Foundation we are pleased to have hosted our inaugural Parklane Foundation Dinner on Thursday 17th November. We welcomed friends, family, supporters and guests to help reflect on the past year of fundraising but also to launch our new goals for next year.

While the Foundation has been running for many years, working on a number of projects, this was the first dedicated evening to celebrate the difference being made by the Foundation locally, nationally and internationally.

The evening involved key speakers, including ambassadors from a selection of our charity partners. Kicking off with some videos to showcase the work that has been done previously, with many not believing how much we have done and currently are doing for charities around the globe.

We welcomed Jenny from Young Lives Vs Cancer, our 2021 – 2022 Charity of the Year. We showcased the vast array of fundraising initiatives undertaken by The Parklane Group colleagues which raised a staggering £28,000 – truly amazing effort!

The evening was filled with some mouth-watering food! MyLahore started the evening with a picturesque grazing table and canapes, followed by a sit down three-course meal and an amazing dessert station. No one was disappointed or left hungry!

While Barry Brindley from the Zikomo Trust couldn’t attend as he was in Malawi, we were able to present his colleague Orla with a cheque for £4000. This money will enable a school to be built in Malawi meaning 240 children can now be taught in a proper classroom as opposed to under a tree (and dependent upon dry weather!) Barry was able to send a lovely video message which helped to inform the audience exactly how the money would help. The Parklane Foundation will continue to work with the Zikomo Trust in the future to help improve life over in Malawi.

Entertainment for the evening consisted of a magician performing some close-hand magic to our guests as they arrived, while Mark Ostyn and his two sons played some wonderful orchestral songs to welcome everyone, real Bridgeton Style. Before the mains were served it was time for the auction, tables went head to head to purchase some amazing prizes which went towards the 2022 – 2023 Charity of the Year fundraising initiative 60 for 60 – more below on our chosen recipients! To see the evening in we had a great band who manged to get everyone up and dancing – ending the evening with a real bang.

The evening saw the launch of our new Charity of the Year - Dementia UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Leeds Hospitals Charity. The chosen charities are very close to home with Mrs Ahmed unfortunately suffering from Dementia. The family and Parklane Group are dedicated to supporting those who are directly impacted by these illnesses and support their family and friends. With the total raised for last year’s chosen charity exceeding all expectations, the goal this year is to strive for £60,000 hence 60 for 60! (Our Managing Director Naveen Ahmed turned 60 earlier this year!)

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the evening, to those who have supported the Parklane Foundation this year and many years before. The money raised continues to make a difference, we will continue with initiatives and partnering with charities to help build better futures.


End Goal -
Building Better Futures


Of children given new opportunities


Charity Partners for 2023


Pledged over five years internationally


Target for