9th Dec, 2016

Popular charity ball almost sold out as organisers look to fill final spaces

Shaun Reynolds 12th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A POPULAR charity which attracts businesses from across Coventry and Warwickshire is close to selling out just weeks before the night itself.

Hosted by Coventry law firm Band Hatton Button, the 2016 Charity Ball – hosted at Coombe Abbey Hotel on Friday (September 23) – will raise funds to support the Heart of England Community Foundation.

The charity delivers grants to support community projects across Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Birmingham and the Black Country.

More than 200 business people supported the last charity event in 2014 where over £9,000 was raised for the same charity.

The upcoming event will be only the second time that the charity ball has been hosted, and Band Hatton Button managing director Mark Moseley said this year’s event is well on course to match the inaugural event.

He added: “The Charity Ball is a fantastic opportunity for the local business community to play their part and give something back to the community that they operate in.

“All of the proceeds raised from the event will go to the Heart of England Community Foundation, who will ensure that donations remain in the heart of local communities supporting projects and causes that need it the most.

“We’ve had some fantastic prize donations as well which means we stand a great chance of beating the £9,000 fundraising target that was raised last time.”

Currently, 16 businesses have signed up for this year’s fundraising event – and with five weeks left until the big night, organisers are hopeful of selling more spots in the build up.

Tina Costello, CEO at the Heart of England Community Foundation said the money from the last charity ball helped to sustain projects in the Coventry area.

She added: “Projects which benefited from our last event ranged from local sports clubs for youngsters, to carer support services, community cafes and much more.

“The need to support these local projects is continuously growing so securing the support of organisations such as Band Hatton Button is crucial, both in terms of raising finance and gaining recognition in the community.”

Email SCJ@bandhattonbutton.com to book a table for the event.