Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Birmingham Charity Ball – an evening that aims to raise funds for three local charities from across the West Midlands.
The charity extravaganza has been organised by a group of property and construction firms which include Rider Levett Bucknall, Aedas, Brooke Smith Planning, Savills and URS/Scott Wilson, under the banner of Birmingham Unlimited.
Willmott Dixon has already signed up as principal sponsor of the event that will be held on Friday, September 23, in support of Focus Birmingham, 1Voice and the Lord’s Taverners. It will be the first event of its kind to be held at the newly refurbished Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
Proceeds raised will be put towards buying a converted mini bus for Focus Birmingham which supports people with visual impairments and other disabilities, new sports equipment for 1Voice which helps reduce isolation loneliness for children and adults with communication difficulties and specially adapted sports wheelchairs for The Lord’s Taverners, the official charity of recreational cricket.
Lance Taylor, chief executive of Rider Levett Bucknall and chairman of Birmingham Unlimited, said: “As well as being ambassadors for the city on our travels, Birmingham Unlimited is committed to supporting those people who help make a difference to others who need a bit of help. This year the Birmingham Unlimited group has chosen three charities and looks forward to giving them a helping hand in the work that they do as well as giving our guests a night to remember.”
Peter Owen, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the Midlands, added: “We’re delighted to be pledging our support to The Birmingham Charity Ball. As the first to be held at the new Edgbaston Cricket Ground, for many guests it will be an unmissable opportunity to get a first look at the state of the art facilities. Moreover, it’s a chance to give back and make a positive contribution to the lives of those who need it most in our region.”
With a number of international celebrity cricketers already committed to supporting the event, the ball is set to be one of the most glamorous evenings of the year. Guests will be able to party the night away to spectacular seven piece soul and party band, Felix Leiter, enjoy the roving fiddler and above all, help make a difference to lives affected by mental and physical disability.
Executive sponsorship packages are available, which include a brand presence on the menu cards, the Birmingham Unlimited web site and inclusion in any press releases plus a huge thank you on the evening and the opportunity to exhibit in the pre-drinks reception area.
* Tickets and executive sponsorship packages are available for £50 per head or £500 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets or for further information please contact Kate Eagle on 0121 456 1591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.birmingham-unlimited.com