Lunch helps boost funds for Journalists’ Charity

Brummie comedian James Cook provided the entertainment at Birmingham Press Club’s festive lunch, held at the AA Rosette-winning Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome.

Sixty guests, including celebrities from the print world, television and radio, attended the event, where they were welcomed by Rob Macpherson, the Hippodrome’s marketing and development director.

Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey said:  “Guests thought that the lunch was one of our most successful and I would like to thank everyone who, through their support, made it such a great event.”

A prize draw raised £500 for The Journalists’ Charity, which was originally started when a group of Parliamentary journalists, including Charles Dickens, set up a fund to help colleagues and dependents who had fallen on hard times. Since then, it has assisted those most in need with financial help as well as residential and nursing care.

Photographs: Ian Tennant