CHARITY BALL RAISES £14,000 FOR EDWARD’S TRUST
Harris Lamb held its first charity ball in five years this month, and raised a fantastic £14,000 for Birmingham charity Edward’s Trust.
The black tie ball, held on Friday October 13th at the city’s Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, saw 270 guests enjoy dinner, a disco, and live music from the awesome Apollo Soul.
But the lion’s share of the funds were raised by an auction and prize draw, which included a huge number of prizes generously donated by clients, suppliers and friends of the business.
Andy Lamb said: “Having held this event for 20 years, we’d had a break from it, and Abi Taylor of our Lease Advisory team suggested that with the business marking its 25th anniversary this year, the time was ripe to resurrect it. She offered to oversee the event, and she has done an absolutely fabulous job.”
Abi added: “I’m delighted with the feedback from the ball. We had a beautiful venue with a superb turnout, and the very generous nature of both our sponsors and guests means we’ve raised a fantastic amount for this very deserving charity.
“The response from our guests was excellent, and we’ve committed to host our next event in Spring 2019 – and the bar has been set pretty high when it comes to delivering it.
“We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this such a success, and we hope the total raised makes a real difference for the charity, she said.
Edward’s Trust provides holistic family bereavement services supporting children, young people and parents across the West Midlands. Services include one-to-one counselling, support groups, specialist respite bereavement retreats and children’s social activities. The charity supports more than 600 families every year.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “To have raised this amount for our charity is truly amazing! Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Such an amount of money will make a huge difference to the work we do to support bereaved families.”
The auction prizes that helped raise such a sum included a fishing trip on the River Usk, donated by Newcore Capital, a fishing trip on the River Wye, kindly provided by David Revill, Aviva tickets donated by Stoford, and the star turn, a box for 12 at Cheltenham races on New Year’s Day.
European Property Investments Ltd also made a very generous £1,000 contribution to boost the total further.
Harris Lamb would like to thank the following sponsors for making the event such a success with their generous prize draw donations: West Bromwich Albion Football Club, Lord Dale, Bespoke Inns, Stuart Wilson, Vax, EPC, Faith PR Ltd, Wrapchic, CBSO, Crest Nicholson, Barberry, Avon Capital Estates, Molston Coors, Else Commercial Solicitors, Morrisons, Hortons, Bank Restaurant, NM Signs Ltd, Mucklow, Opus, DSM, Birmingham Rep and Highfield Garden World.Save