On the evening of Thursday 17th September, the Dixie Queen welcomed environmental charity Thames21 aboard the Dixie Queen for their Annual General Meeting. Guests and delegates included volunteers, representatives, trustees, River authorities and other contributors that are involved in the work of the organisation.
Static at Butler’s Wharf Pier, the Dixie Queen provided the ideal setting for the evening. Guests gathered over reception drinks at the upper deck bar, before heading through to the spacious upper saloon which had been laid out in theatre style complete with AV and PA systems.
The delicious food for the evening was provided by TLC’s award-winning catering partner foodbydish, who created a delicious selection of canapes which were served throughout the event. Particular favourites included seared tuna, chilli jam, sesame seeds and micro coriander, and also chicken and preserved lemon ballontine, pea, shallot and mint salsa with red amaranth cress.
Livett’s and Thames 21 have worked together since the conception of this first class charity. It is one of the UK’s leading waterway charities, dedicated to improving the condition of Greater London’s rivers, canals, ponds and lakes for both wildlife and people. Just some of their work includes leading large voluntary clean-up efforts, community projects, and training and educating individuals on the importance of waterways and how they can be protected.
It is for this reason that TLC’s Managing Director Chris Livett feels the work of the charity is so essential to the River Thames, and works closely with them to help achieve their goals. TLC provided the venue and event management for this fantastic evening, and Chris also delivered the welcoming speech to the delegates. His words emphasised the Livett family’s history of working on the River, and how it is made a cleaner, safer professional environment thanks to the efforts of organisations such as Thames 21.
We hope to continue to work with Thames 21 in improving the River Thames for all who use it professionally or recreationally, they are welcome aboard the TLC fleet any time!