Band Hatton Button Charity Ball 2016
A charity ball held in Coventry has raised more than £6,000 to support various community projects in the region.
Over 200 businesses came together at Band Hatton Button's Charity Ball, held at Coombe Abbey Hotel, to raise funds to support community groups across the West Midlands.
The ball was hosted by Free Radio DJ John Dalziel and was held to support the Heart of England Community Foundation, a charity which gives grants to support community projects across Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Birmingham and the Black Country.
Guests took part in a variety of auctions and raffles, and were treated to an entertaining game of 'true or false' which tested people's knowledge about the local area, and proved a great hit.
Visitors could also buy a glass of champagne to be in with a chance of winning a trip on the Orient Express to the Chelsea Flower Show.
Sarah Jordan, Head of Marketing at Band Hatton Button who organised the event, said: "We are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount of money for a great cause. This was only our second charity ball, and we have raised around £16,000 from the two events.
"Everybody had a fantastic time on the night, particularly with JD leading the entertaining 'true or false' game which taught people a few slightly random facts about Coventry and Warwickshire.
"We chose to support the Heart of England Community Foundation again this year as they make sure every penny we raise goes to projects that need it the most and we like that we are able to choose which projects our money helps."
"We'd like to thank everybody for their generous donations on the night, and look forward to raising more money in the future."
Tina Costello, CEO at the Heart of England Community Foundation, added: "We continue to be bowled over by such generous support from Coventry and Warwickshire's business community.
"The money from the last charity ball helped to sustain projects based in our local communities, ranging from sports clubs for youngsters, to carer support services, community cafes and much more.
"Projects like this need continuous funding to keep going, so we are extremely grateful to Band Hatton Button and all of the other business in attendance for their donations on the evening."