Thank you Nick for replying so quickly on behalf of the JWF - although I was a little surprised to see it here on my blog !
I was delighted to hear that last year a number of patients were able to attend the annual dinner and your aim is certainly not to exclude patients. However, by pricing the tickets so high - 120 pounds IS high even by London prices - you are excluding many of us - albeit unintentionally. Surely there must be some way of reducing that cost and raising money on the night itself? The way it comes across at the moment is more of a corporate charity event with a table priced at 1100 pounds - tax deductible of course for companies but not for individuals.
Maybe some changes could be considered for next year?
Anyway, thank you again for your reply and hopefully we will meet again soon,