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Charity ball raises £13,000 for brain tumour charity

Andrew Foote, chairman of the Brain Tumour Charity (left) with Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant owners Helena and Andy Hogarth
A gala ball to mark the tenth birthday of an independent family hotel in Solihull hotel has raised over £13,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity.
Nearly 190 guests attended the glittering party at Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant in Four Ashes Road, Dorridge.
BBC WM weekend presenter Jimmy Franks was the compere for the evening in the William Suite and marquee which raised a total of £13,025 for the UK’s largest and leading brain tumour charity which is based in Shirley.


Craig Manchester, who has toured the UK and America with The Commitments, provided the entertainment on the piano and Helena and Andy Hogarth, who took over the venue in 2004, gave a presentation about the major changes which have taken place at the hotel over the last ten years.

Guests were invited to submit bids for auction prizes including an overnight stay at the five-star Randolph Hotel in Oxford, match day hospitality at Birmingham City and a family photo on canvas from Prestige Photography.

Donations from suppliers and supporters of raffle prizes also helped Hogarths Hotel reach the impressive sum for the Brain Tumour Charity. Prizes included Slater’s Menswear Vouchers, Champagne from Tanners, exclusive toiletries from L’Occitane and golf at Shirley Golf Club in conjunction with Sytner BMW.

Robert Elliot, sales manager at Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant, said the evening had been a tremendous success. “Hogarths is unrecognisable from the first day Helena and Andy took over the hotel which is a huge credit to their drive and ambition,” he said.

“We are now a four-star rated hotel with fantastic facilities which attract guests for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties and accommodation for all types of visitors.

“The ball was a great way to reflect on the achievements over the last decade and pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of staff in every department as well as raise a significant amount for a national charity which is based on our doorstep.

“The Brain Tumour Charity carries out a massive amount of important work and we hope this donation will help them continue to make a difference to those people living with a brain tumour along with their families.”

Pictured: Andrew Foote, chairman of the Brain Tumour Charity (left) with Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant owners Helena and Andy Hogarth


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