TV presenter Suzi Perry spoke on behalf of the charity before drawing a lucky draw of prizes donated by some of the companies attending the event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Perry said: ‘Marie Curie Cancer Care provides nurses who care for terminally ill patients in their own homes.
‘These nurses can make the difference between someone staying at home or going to hospital.
‘Marie Curie Cancer Care believes that people should be able to choose where they are cared for and ultimately where they wish to die, which in the majority of cases is at home surrounded by their friends and family, in the place they feel most comfortable.’
The prizes donated included a round of golf at St Andrews, a digital camera, DVD player and iPod.
Marie Curie’s raffle co-ordinator Hannah Lumb said the total raised was the highest amount ever in the seven years that the charity has attended the awards.
She said: ‘It was wonderful, we’re so pleased.
‘Everyone was really generous.’