The ball was held at West Midlands Golf Club at Barston Lakes directly after the Golf Day, which you can read about here. The evening included a 3 course meal followed up by a live band and was enjoyed by over 200 people.
One of the highlights of the evening was a charity auction which included a football signed by Birmingham City players, a football shirt signed by Aston Villa players and a framed rugby photograph. The items were ably paraded around the dance floor by glamorous assistants Emma Kerr and Debi Patrick, which might go some way to explaining how they raised over £800 …although it doesn’t explain how the Blues ball fetched more than the Villa kit!
Other highlights included prizes of bottles of bubbly, the Heads & Tails game and of course the fantastic band, The Groove Monkeys, who kept everyone entertained as they danced the night away.
The golf day and evening was a great success, raising £3,000 towards the sustaining off the Carnival and bad weather contingency.In fact, the following day the manager at the Golf Club told us that they took more money at the bar than they had for a very long time and had had to re-stock completely!
If you were there and enjoyed the evening, please let us know by commenting below. If you couldn’t get tickets, the Committee apologises for this, they actually filled the venue’s capacity and the event pretty much sold out in the first couple of weeks.
Whispers have already started about doing the same next year, although with the amount of work involved and how close it fell to the Carnival itself this year, September 2014 is being considered as a more suitable time of year. What do you think? You’ll hear about any developments first either here or on wots-on.org website.