BRACE Charity Gala 2024

The BRACE Charity Gala will be taking place on the evening of Thursday, 5th September 2024, at the Bristol Harbour Hotel. The Sansovino Hall is the former banking hall of the Lloyds Bank building, with magnificent skylights and opulently detailed ceilings, allowing BRACE’s pinnacle event of the year the grand setting it deserves. We will play host to an auction, live music, and 200+ guests, all to raise as many funds as possible for vital dementia research. This black-tie event will include a three-course formal dinner and half a bottle of wine per person, as well as welcome drinks on arrival.

BRACE funds world-class clinical and laboratory research into Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to achieve earlier diagnosis, to find better, more effective treatments and, one day, a cure. The research BRACE supports is vital; one in three people will be diagnosed with dementia in their lifetime, and currently, there is no cure. Research offers hope for a dementia-free world.

BRACE Charity Gala Logo

Ali Vowels, Our Master of Ceremonies

Ali Vowles presenting, with a big BRACE banner behind her.

We are delighted to announce that Ali Vowles will be Master of Ceremonies at the BRACE Charity Gala in September.

Ali has been an incredible host at BRACE conferences in the past, so we are thrilled to have her back on board. With more than 30 years experience working at the BBC, Ali has what it takes to make our Gala special.

Key Information

Date: Thursday 5th September 2024

Time: Arrival from 7pm for the drink's reception, Dinner to start at 7.45pm

Location: The Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa, 53-55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT

Price: £70 per person or £650 for a table of 10

Sansovino Hall, Bristol Harbour Hotel.

Our Sponsors

We are delighted to have the following sponsors supporting the BRACE Gala 2024:

CCFTV stands as an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to safety in dementia care. Collaborating with the care sector, our mission is to advocate for and promote the implementation of independently monitored camera systems in communal areas and private rooms with consent/best interest decisions across all UK care homes, with a particular focus on communities catering to the elderly with dementia.

For over 100 years Wards Solicitors have been providing expert legal advice to local businesses and individuals. Their team of over 75 legal specialists is based in twelve offices across the Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset region. So wherever you are based and wherever you want to see your solicitor, you will get the best person or team for the job right on your doorstep.

Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Contact [email protected] to find out more about our sponsorship packages.

Whats Included?

Individual tickets will be £70 per person and include:

  • Arrival drink
  • Three course meal
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Entertainment and an auction

Table booking for 10 will be £650 and include:

  • A private table for the group
  • Arrival drinks
  • Three course meal
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Entertainment and an auction
A group of people dressed smartly. They smile to pose for a photo.

The Food

There will be a three-course meal as well as arrival drinks and half a bottle of wine per person on your table. This event is a nut-free event and no nuts will be served anywhere on the menu. If you have any allergies or dietary preferences, then please let us know when purchasing tickets or by contacting [email protected].

The menu can be found here: BRACE Charity Gala 2024 Menu

How to get there


The Hotel offers a 20% discount (per every 24-hr period) in the Nelson Street NCP (BS1 3DB).
The reception team can issue you with your discount ticket on arrival. Make sure you keep hold of your original ticket as you will need both tickets for payment. For more information about the car park, please visit the NCP website here.


The hotel is a 4-minute walk from multiple bus stops with Bristol Bus Station an 8-minute walk away.


Bristol Temple Meads station is a 16-minute walk away from the Hotel or 10 minutes by Bus. We also have access to conference fairs from £40 return from Paddington £89 first class, which can be booked 3 months in advance. Find out more here.


Bristol airport is easily accessible by the A1 airport flyer bus or via taxi.

Stay the Night

We have a selection of rooms available at the Harbour Hotel at a discounted rate for those who would like to stay the night.  Rooms are available on a first come first served basis.

The rooms we have available are the:

Standard Rooms - £145

Superior Rooms - £175

Superior Room at the Bristol Harbour Hotel.

Deluxe Rooms - £185

Deluxe Room at the Bristol Harbour Hotel .

To book a room, you would need to call the hotel on 0117 203 4445 (option 1 for bedroom reservations) and quote the code 2407BRACED which will give you access to the preferential rate.  Rates are based on sole occupancy and include breakfast. There is a £10 surcharge for double occupancy.

We have these preferential rates until 11th July 2024. After that the rooms will go back to their standard rate and the code will no longer be valid.