Birmingham Publicity Association raises hundreds for city charity

The Come Rain or Shine event raised just over £1,000 for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice as dozens of people enjoyed the popular annual event.

Held this year at The Button Factory in The Jewellery Quarter, there was live music throughout the evening from Killerstream, and guests enjoyed a barbeque on the terrace as the sun set over Birmingham.

Mark McDonagh, Chair of the BPA said: “We were thrilled with how many people came along to our event and we raised so much money for such a great cause. It goes to show that the media and creative industries within the city are thriving, and our socials are always the perfect chance for a get together with some of the most talented designers, marketers, digital and media owners around.

“The weather can always be a little hit and miss, which is why we called it the ‘rain or shine’ event, but we were blessed to have the perfect evening, paired with great food and company, what more could we ask for,” he added.

Over the years, the BPA has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities, and this year their chosen charity is Acorn’s Children’s Hospice.

The Birmingham Publicity Association aims to unite those working in the creative industries across the West Midlands, and is a great way to network and have fun at the same time.

The BPA has existed since the 1930s, supporting the media and creative industries in the region, while raising money for key charities that its members wish to support. Its members include global organisations to sole traders, graduate trainees right up to CEOs and MDs, media owners and agencies, advertising and marketing agencies, digital agencies, PR agencies and freelancers.

The next events being held by the group will be the Midlands Media Mingle on Wednesday, September 4 at The Alchamist, and the annual BPA Quiz on Thursday, October 3 at The Bierkeller.

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