Midsummer Ball: A Night At The Musicals

We were delighted to have been chosen as one of 4 charities at the Hilton Brighton Metropole’s annual Midsummer Ball on June 24th. The theme this year was ‘A Night at the Musicals’ and our Chairman Rob Starr alongside Patron Robin Cousins wowed the audience of almost 450 guests with their memorable performance from Hairspray.

The evening has raised an incredible £100,000! The Hilton’s own charity arm, the DM Foundation for Young People will share the proceeds between The Starr Trust, and other local charities Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chestnut Tree House and Action Medical Research, who all work to improve the lives and prospects of children and young people living in Sussex.

The event sponsor was Skerritts and the evening kicked off with bubbles and canapes in the gallery overlooking the stunning ballroom and stage below, which totally dazzled thanks to PSAV, E3 and Gemini Print. Guests were then led downstairs where they were treated to a truly impressive 3-course dinner where the Hilton staff really pulled out all the stops. There was plenty of fabulous entertainment from all the participating charities, with games and dancing and even some fantastic bumper cars provided by Carden Accountants.

Our Events Manager Tracey said “we are totally thrilled with how much money was raised and so thankful to Sascha Koehler and his staff at the Hilton who never fail to deliver and impress. We would be honoured and thrilled if there’s a chance to be involved again next year”.

Original Event Listing:

Midsummer Ball presents A Night At The Musicals.

Raising money for the Starr Trust, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chestnut Tree House and Action.

6pm - 1am (Drinks Reception 6.30)
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Kings Rd, Brighton
BN1 2FU

Tables of 10; £795
Individual Tickets; £85

Includes 3 course meal and half bottle of wine per person.
Plus entertainment from all the chosen charities, music, dancing and dodgem cars!

To book, contact nicky.willard@hilton.com or call 01273 775432 and please remember to choose us as your favoured charity.



We need your sponsorship to help us win!

Please sponsor our CEO Rob Starr and our Patron Robin Cousins who will be dressing up and performing songs from Hairspray on the night - it will be epic!

Click here to go to their Everyday Hero Page.

As ever, your support is much appreciated.




Update 8th February 2017

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us at last nights Hilton Brighton Metropole Midsummer Ball launch party. We can’t wait to see you all again on 24th June for the BIG night!

Thanks to photographer Graham Franks.