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Businesses invited to support charity ball

Jimmy and Ginny

Caring businesses are invited to support Father Hudson’s 114th Annual Fundraising Ball, to help raise funds for the charity. The Ball takes place on Saturday 17 February 2018 at the National Conference Centre in Solihull.

Each year the Independent Ball Committee chooses an area of Father Hudson’s work to support. In 2018, proceeds will go to two projects – New Routes Fostering, to start a new youth club for looked-after children and young people; and St Vincent’s House independent living apartments, to provide a communal area for residents in Coleshill.

The Ball brings together hundreds of business owners, suppliers, charity supporters and members of the public from Solihull, Birmingham, Coleshill and surrounding areas. It offers an excellent opportunity for local companies to reach new customers and suppliers, advertise, attract new clients and network. And it shows a corporate commitment to social action by supporting a charity that works directly with people in need locally. 

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There are many ways businesses can get involved:

  • Sponsor the band and have your company displayed all evening for all to see. Or sponsor the raffle or the tombola  - targeting everyone who attends; Raffle £500 Tombola £800 Band £800;
  • Advertise in the evening’s programme. The full colour, high quality brochure is laid out on every table and contains the menu for the evening, so your advert will be seen by everyone who attends. Adverts start at £90 for a quarter page, £175 for a half page or £300 for a full page; + £50 for a premium position;
  • Thank staff or suppliers by booking a table. You can reserve tables of 8, 10, 12 or more so your group can stay together. With dinner and dancing, a night at the Ball makes an excellent corporate party;
  • Buy tickets for yourself, family or friends and enjoy a fun night out while supporting two great projects. Tickets are £40.00 full price or £37.00 if you’re 30 or under;
  • Donate a prize to the tombola. Any donations can be brought to Father Hudson’s Care, St George’s House, Coleshill B46 3FG. Offices are open from 8:30 – 5:00 Monday to Thursday and 8:30 – 4:30 on Fridays.

To book tickets, or to discuss sponsorship or donations, contact Ginny Cullen on 01675 434015 or email fundraising@fatherhudsons.org.uk.

To book an advert in the programme, contact Sue Neville on 024 7671 8718.

How the proceeds will be used

 

New Routes Fostering finds loving, supportive homes for children and young people in and around Birmingham who are unable to live with their birth families. With the Ball’s help they want to start a fortnightly youth club. Looked-after children are vulnerable and research indicates that they are less likely to do well in life in comparison to their peers. A youth club will help meet social needs by building friendships and support networks, increase resilience and enable young people and children to learn new skills.

St Vincent’s House supported living apartments are home to ten people who require additional support to live independently. For many residents, their apartment at St Vincent’s House is the first home of their own. Father Hudson’s support workers help people with a range of daily tasks and to get involved in the community, go to voluntary or paid work and enjoy leisure and educational activities. St Vincent’s is in dire need of a communal space where people can get together to socialise with each other, their families and their friends. The Ball will support St Vincent’s to build a shared common room.

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