Franklyn Winter Waltz 2023 Presents

Our 2023 Winter Waltz Gala Dinner raises an incredible £120,000

Our black tie event took place at Carden Park, Cheshire on Friday 17th November 2023 at 6.30pm

Franklyn Winter Waltz Presents – What’s Love Got To Do With It

On Friday 17th November, we were joined by over 200 guests at Carden Park Hotel for our Winter Waltz Gala Dinner. The theme was ‘What’s Love Got To Do with It’, and we raised £120,000 for our chosen charities.

The event took place in aid of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation: the philanthropic arm of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, of which we are a senior partner practice.

One of the most successful corporate foundations in the UK, the SJP foundation distributes grants to thousands of charities across the country, with their key focus being on supporting disadvantaged or disabled children and young people, hospices, cancer care, mental health, and veterans.

A portion of the funds raised during the event will also be allocated to the designated ‘pledge charity.’ This is a deserving local charity, which attendees are able to support through pledging a specific amount that will go directly to them.

This year it was East Cheshire Hospice, a warm and welcoming space for adults facing life-limiting illness. Serving the regions of Macclesfield, Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Poynton, Wilmslow, and surrounding areas, the hospice’s primary commitment is to deliver outstanding care, comfort, and compassionate assistance in support of their patients and their loved ones.

For over three decades, East Cheshire Hospice has been caring for people living with life-limiting illnesses. They put their patients, their carers, and their families at the forefront of everything they do, and expert medical treatment is only the start of the holistic care they provide.

A spokesperson for The East Cheshire Hospice, commented that “East Cheshire Hospice are immensely grateful for the overwhelming support received at Franklyn’s Winter Waltz. The evening was a testament to the incredible generosity that we find throughout our community. Together, we celebrated not just a glamorous event but also a shared commitment to providing compassionate care. The funds raised will play a vital role in sustaining our services and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing life-limiting illnesses. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of this magical evening.”

Once again, this year, our friend Darren Proctor, the renowned Happy Radio presenter, took on the role of hosting the event.

The evening itself was sponsored by foreign exchange experts, TorFX, as well as our other fabulous sponsors, including:

  • Flagstone
  • Bach95
  • Parogon Group LTD
  • Porsche Centre Wilmslow
  • Aston Martin Manchester
  • Camper Ninja,
  • Invicta Health and Performance
  • Low Farm Park
  • Franklyn Elite Sports
  • Accept Cards
  • Rapha
  • Astbury Mere Care Home

Guests were treated to a delightful array of performances, beginning with the talent of Ian Lawton, in the VIP drinks reception. Our leading lady, Paula Randell, took the stage for a fitting opening performance of ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’ and rightfully earning her title as a renowned Tina Turner Tribute. Closing the show with a bang, the audience enjoyed an exciting performance from HUGE, the ultimate party band. This ensemble featured an impressive 4-piece brass section, boasting not one, but two saxes, a trumpet, and a trombone.

Andrew Chatterton, Managing Director and Chartered Financial Planner at Franklyn, explained that, “Giving back is something that we pride ourselves on at Franklyn and each year I am blown away by the generosity of our guests and supporters. This year was no different. I would like to once again thank those that made the Winter Waltz possible, and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2024, for the next Winter Waltz and other key activities celebrating our 25th anniversary year.

With the amount raised at this year’s Winter Waltz, the running total we have raised over the years for the SJP Charitable Foundation now stands at £1.69 million. We hope that next year will be a bumper year and who knows, we may even break the £2 million mark! What an achievement that would be.

COO of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, Iain Rayner, expressed gratitude for the support received at the event. He acknowledged the significant difference the funds raised at this year’s Winter Waltz will make for numerous charities. Iain commended Andrew, Charlotte, and the Franklyn team, highlighting their remarkable commitment and dedication to charitable giving. He emphasised their success in organizing the event, noting the continuous growth and improvement witnessed each year. The substantial £1.69 million raised over time stands as a testament to their ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

For further information on the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation or East Cheshire Hospice visit: