Midsummer Ball Raises £100,000

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”.