Imperial Cash amp; Carry, a family-run wholesaler based in Edmonton, North London celebrated its 25th anniversary in style last week with a charity gala ball at the Emirates Stadium.
The event included a variety of circus performers and entertainers, including jugglers, stilt-walkers, magicians and acrobats plus special guests, including Arsenal legend Charlie George, Andy Love MP, mayor councillor Kate Anolue and representatives from Macmillan Cancer and The Homeless Resources Centre – the two charities to benefit from the gala night.
Imperial started in 1987 when Ghanshamdas Mulchandani and his sons, John and Kali, grew their business from a chain of retail stores into a wholesale operation.
The event raised just under £10,000, and Imperial matched it so that £10,000 could be donated to each of the two charities. Managing director John Mulchandani said: “It gave us great pleasure to raise such a significant sum for two charities that are close to our hearts. Both my father Ghanshamdas – the founder of Imperial, and my sister passed away from cancer. Macmillan provides sufferers and their families with the strength to cope with cancer. Imperial Cash amp; Carry has also always wanted to give something back to the less fortunate in our community – and this is what we have achieved by donating to the Homeless Resources Centre in Edmonton.”