The Retail Trust London Ball has raised over £1 million in a single evening for Retail Trust, the charity which supports people in retail.
The event was attended by retail leaders including Arcadia Group owner Sir Philip Green, M&S CEO Marc Bolland, ASOS CEO Nick Robertson, Jaeger Chairman Harold Tillman, and Debenhams CEO Michael Sharp.
The total consisted of personal pledges, including £190,000 from Sir Philip Green, and corporate contributions from highstreet brands: Arcadia for example donated £100,000.
Reach year Retail Trust provides grants and services of approximately £1.5 million to people who are working in or have worked in the retail industry or associated businesses.
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