Midsummer Ball launch

Robin Cousins Robb Starr

Guests were treated to a sample of Night at the Musicals on Wednesday (8 February) at the launch event for the Midsummer Ball 2017.

Held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel and sponsored by Skerritts, the 2017 annual charity Ball is supporting the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, and Sussex-based charities Action Medical Research, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chestnut Tree House and The Starr Trust, who are jointly all ‘Helping Young People in Sussex’.

Hosted by David Hill from the E3 Group, the Ball will be inspired by the razzamatazz and jazz of the theatre. And in case you were wondering, yes – there is a dance-off challenge again this year!

The six local personalities brave enough to take on the challenge to perfect a musical-style song and dance all in the name of charity, choreographed by the E3 Group.

They are; Antony Nelson representing Action Medical Research, Keris Lea for Chailey Heritage Foundation, Marcella Whittingdale and Matt Turner on behalf of Chestnut Tree House and finally Robin Cousins and Robb Starr for The Starr Trust.

The Midsummer Ball raised over £43,000 last year to help the young people of Sussex and organisers are hoping to match this again.

Tickets are £85 per person or £795 for a table of 10. To book please contact Nicky Willard on 01273 775432, or email nicky.willard@hilton.com


Photos: Graham Franks

Brighton Metropole musicals

Brighton Metropole General Manager Sascha Koehler, Kirstie Elliott, Marketing and PR, and Simon Sheehan of D.M. Thomas Foundation

Dream Centre Keris Lea

Charity The Dream Centre at Chailey Heritage with their performer Keris Lea of E3Group

Chestnut Tree House

Charity Chestnut Tree House with their performer Matt Turner Creative Pod

Skerritts Richard Heidi

Sponsors Richard and Heidi Skerritt with Louise Hearn

Robin Cousins Robb Starr

Charity Starr Trust with their performers Robin Cousins and Robb Starr

Robin Cousins Starr Trust

Robin Cousins for The Starr Trust

Barry Carden Cardens

Barry Carden

champagne welcome popcorn

Bubbly and popcorn to welcome guests

Action Medical Research Anthony Nelson

Charity Action Medical Research for Children with their performer Anthony Nelson

Candy Floss Brighton Metropole

Candy Floss from Brighton Metropole’s Sarah Day

Carol Bishop Maxine Law Gemini Print

Carol Bishop and Maxine Law of Gemini Print

Dancers Brighton Academy of Performing Arts

Dancers from Brighton Academy of Performing Arts swinging it!

Davenport Property Investment Juice 107.2

Chris Mansfield of Davenport Property Investment with Rachel Regan, Katie Davey and James Dennis of Juice 107.2

Allison Ferns Radio Sussex

Allison Ferns of Radio Sussex

Ice Cream Brighton Metropole

Ice Creams from Brighton Metropole’s Grace

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