We held our first ever charity ball event on Friday 14th February 2014 which on Valentines and appropriately themed at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull which raised over £2000 for the Pilgrim Bandits.
A lot of hard graft went into planning the evening but it was worth it on the night and was a huge success, everyone that attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was due to Nick Hartland from NMM and his staff for providing us with an excellent venue and looking after us on the night. An even bigger thank you goes to Clive Knowles from the British Ironworks Centre, Aston, Oswestry and his sculptor Alfie Bradley for commissioning such an outstanding piece that symbolises an injured soldier. The sculpture was the talk of the evening which you can see why below.
The evening started off with reception drinks listening to Tommy Mills & Anna Esselmont and guests looking at the auction prizes which included a signed Chelsea football, signed Arsenal picture with certificate which was mounted & framed, Helicopter ride, Spa/Golf weekend and much more. The time came to sit down to enjoy a superb 4 course meal with the wine flowing followed by the raffle & auction which got the room buzzing with bids galore which was helped with Compere/DJ Mark Tolliss’s brilliant humour. The live band were getting to come on stage and there were a few guests that were in awe when they realised the would be dancing the night away to “Showaddywaddy” and as the night came to an end we all danced to a few sets from DJ, Mark Tolliss.