Having been picked up and chauffeur-driven to the event, the 24 invitees enjoyed Shaun Rankin’s tasting menu to the accompaniment of a harp recital in a showroom transformed into a dining room for the evening.
Also in attendance were two new Aston Martin DB9 models, the coupe and Volante, and the latest Bentley Continental GTC.
Said Jacksons general manager Charles Tennant: ‘Each of the invitees made a donation towards the Prostate Action charity and we raised over £2,500. Clearly it was not a traditional car dealer activity but it was our way of keeping in contact with customers. ‘The meal was excellent, we have had a lot of positive feedback and we have been able, with our customers, to help a worthy charity.’
At the other ends of the culinary spectrum, Jacksons recently hosted a ride-out displaying the latest BMW Motorrad bikes and new Husqvarna range of motorcycles when the many visitors were offered a bacon roll in exchange for a donation to the Headway charity. The event attracted hundreds of visitors and raised £260.