Comedian Joe Pasquale, star of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, was the celebrity guest at Birmingham Press Club’s Christmas lunch. Attended by more than 100 guests, it was held at The Studio, in Cannon Street.

Mr Pasquale was made a life member of the club and was presented with its traditional bugle, made by Acme Whistles.

A raffle raised more than £600 for St Basils, the charity supporting homeless young people.

Pictures by Ian Tennant