The Insurance Institute of Croydon dinner went well last Friday, raising £1,500 for charities.
But the lead-up to the annual event was far from calm. Last week, the institute found it had lost its prize trophy - due to be awarded at the dinner.
The Sheikh Bowl, a crystal bowl on a silver stand, was last seen in November 2000.
But all is not lost - the trophy was insured by the current president's company, Royal & SunAlliance.
Apparently the institute is now hoping it will waive the deductible