Birmingham Children’s Hospital shared in the success of the Birmingham Post Business Awards after £4,825 was raised for the charity at the event.

The money was raised through a raffle at the event at the ICC and will go boost the coffers of the hospital, which looks after more than 225,000 sick children from across the UK every year.

And the host for the evening, journalist Andrew Neil, kindly offered to increase the overall pot to £5,000 on the night.

Post editor Alun Thorne: “Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of this city’s great institutions, which has always enjoyed the support of its business community.

“So I am not surprised that the guests at the Birmingham Post Business Awards dug so deep because they know what a fantastic job the hospital does for children from across the UK.

“I would also like to pay thanks to the organisations that donated the prizes, such as United, Emirates, Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Villa, without whom we would not have been able to raise the money.”