Charities benefit from sporting endeavour

Alan Fowler, Prostate UK Volunteer Ambassador and Awareness Speaker receives a cheque for £3,000 from former England Rugby Captain Dylan Hartley (Right), Tim Stimpson, Master of Ceremonies, and Denise Sheasby, Eventmasters Managing Director

Sports hospitality agency Eventmasters has again raised thousands of pounds for charities in its annual fund-raising push.

At the 30th annual Midlands Sportsman’s Luncheon at Birmingham’s Macdonald Burlington Hotel recently retired former England rugby captain Dylan Hartley, the guest of honour, made cheque presentations to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Prostate UK and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Donations of £3,000 went to the respective organisations on behalf of the Eventmasters Foundation.

A further £3,000 was raised for Prostate UK by Eventmasters’ sister company at the Birmingham Chamber awards dinner in March, it being then Chamber President Saqib Bhatti’s chosen charity for the year.

In addition Eventmasters have also made a payment to Scotty’s of £4,500 to help mark a special milestone in the work of the children’s Armed Forces charity – the company will sponsor its 10th Anniversary dinner in November 2020.

And a fourth charity to benefit are LoveBrum who receive £500. It engages with and supports local people and businesses to build an even better Birmingham.

Denise Sheasby, Managing Director of Eventmasters, said the company was “proud to do its bit”.

She went on: “We have adopted these four charities – they are very close to our hearts.

“They do fantastic work and we are simply pleased that we are able to help in line with Birmingham’s long-standing commitment to supporting the disadvantaged and those in need.”