Proud to sponsor Harry’s Ball

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+ Hotel La Tour MD Jane Schofield is pictured (left) with Georgina Moseley (centre) and ball committee members +

Some of the region’s top businesses have signed up to support this year’s Harry Moseley Charity Ball, pledging thousands of pounds to help make the event happen.

Hotel La Tour Birmingham is joined by Hollywood Monster and Harvey Nichols as headline sponsors and a number of other businesses have also backed their employees to give their time for free to help organise the event.

Taking place for the second year running, the Harry Moseley Charity Ball will return to the ICC on Saturday 19 October, welcoming hundreds of guests for a night of celebration and fundraising. The evening’s stunning setting is being helped by digital printing company Hollywood Monster, who are providing the staging and room dressings. This will be aided by the support that the ICC is giving through reduced-rate technical support.

Hotel La Tour has also signed up as lead sponsor, providing a host of services including table centrepieces, hosts to welcome guests on the night, auction and raffle prizes, and a special room rate. The hotel will also supply content for the goody bags, which are being supplied by Harvey Nichols. Guests at the event will arrive to a fabulous drinks reception, which is also being sponsored by the luxury retailer, as well as a ‘money can’t buy’ auction prize.

Speaking about their sponsorship of the event, Hotel La Tour’s Managing Director Jane Schofield, said:

“I think it is impossible not to be moved by Harry’s story and also by the dedication and sheer commitment which have gone into rallying such great support for his charity. We are delighted to be supporting Harry’s Ball 2013 and contributing to what I am sure will be a memorable evening and an outstanding success in terms of fundraising. We’ve got four tables at the event and we’re looking forward to bringing some of our clients and suppliers because we know that it’s going to be a show-stopping night to remember.”

Since the charity’s inception last year, businesses have lined up to support Harry Moseley’s legacy. West Bromwich-based Guest Motors has supported Help Harry Help Others for the past 12 months. In addition to giving Georgina Moseley, Harry’s mum, a specially-branded car, the company also provided the support vehicles for the recent 7inSeven bike challenge that saw a team of fundraisers cycle seven countries in seven days. Guest has also donated a Fiat 500 for six months as a raffle prize at this month’s ball.

Boasting such an inspirational story, Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) has captured the hearts and minds of people up and down the country. After hearing about the fantastic work of Harry Moseley, before he sadly passed away in 2011, local business men Tim Andrews (Hollywood Monster) and PJ Ellis (English Tour) decided to raise money by hosting a star-studded ball at the ICC. The event welcomed over 1,200 of the region’s top business men and women, and raised over £100,000 for the charity.

The duo have been working towards the 2013 event with the help of a dedicated committee. Alongside Georgina Moseley (HHHO Founder & Chairman) and Adam Rickitt (HHHO CEO), the committee includes Tom Ross (Free Radio), Chris O’Brien (Crimson), Ian Cooke (ACCA), Jonathan Till (GT Access), Mark Meredith (Walsall FC) and Robert Spittle (Guest Motors). They are also joined by Emma Larkin (Summer Row / All-in-All Events), Tara Tomes (EAST VILLAGE.), Kathryn Frost (Weightmans) and Andrew Riley (Publishing Ink). The volunteers have given their time, with the support of their employers, for the past 12 months to help make the ball happen.

Tim Andrews added:

“This ball wouldn’t be possible without the support of local businesses and it’s great to have some big names on board to provide both financial and in-kind support. We appreciate all of the support, particularly in the current economical climate, but I’m proud that the charity has touched so many people. Added to that, we’ve got such a hard-working and dedicated committee, and we all recognise that the event wouldn’t happen without them. Some, like me, own their own businesses and have taken time out to plan the ball. There’s also the fantastic employers that have allowed their staff to take time from their day job to attend meetings and planning sessions. Help Harry Help Others is a fanastic charity and the support that we’re seeing for this year’s ball is testament to that.”

The Harry Moseley Charity Ball is taking place at the ICC on Saturday 19 October. There are a limited number of tickets still available from www.harryscharityball.com.

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