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Barmy Ball looks to raise thousands for Midlands Air Ambulance in second year

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Tuesday, 10th July 2018

Barmy Ball looks to raise thousands for Midlands Air Ambulance for second year running

A group of local cyclists are hosting a fun-filled evening for the benefit of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

Taking place on Saturday 24th November at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill the occasion will be hosted by snooker legend and commentator Willie Thorne.

The black-tie event will also feature a live band, DJ, auction and raffle, with the aim of creating a memorable evening and raising funds for the life-saving charity.

Following the success of their debut ball last year, the Barmy Team has again organised the event in the hope that last year's wonderful raised total of £14,000 can be beaten.

Martin Whelan, Barmy Ball organiser, said: 'Last year, the evening was such a success that it made sense to come back this year with a bigger and better event.

'Already, tickets are selling fast – which is why we've launched the event now. I can't wait to see how the night goes as we raise funds for such a worthy cause.'

Adam Williams, Corporate Development Exec for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, added: 'It's fantastic that this brilliant event is taking place for a second time.

'Each year over £9million has to be raised to keep the charity running, so an evening such as this is a massive support.'

Snooker legend Willie Thorne said: 'I'm so pleased to be hosting the Barmy Ball this year, it's going to be so much fun for a very worthwhile cause. I've been a long-time supporter of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and I can't wait to see how much of a success the evening is.'

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity saves many lives each year across the region, with each mission costing an average of £2,500.

To purchase tickets to the Barmy Ball or to find out more about it, please search on Facebook for 'The Barmy Team'. For more information on the charity please visit their website.