Brain Tumour charity’s gala ball raises over 13,000

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

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

More than £13,000 has been raised for the Brain Tumour Charity at a gala ball to mark the tenth birthday of Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant in Solihull.

Nearly 190 guests attended the glittering event at the family-run hotel in Four Ashes Road, Dorridge, raising £13,025 for the Shirley-based charity.

Craig Manchester, who has toured the UK and America with The Commitments, provided entertainment on the piano and Helena and Andy Hogarth, who took over the venue in 2004, gave a presentation about the hotel’s transformation over the last ten years.

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

Robert Elliot, sales manager at Hogarths Hotel & Restaurant, hailed the evening as “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.”