Thousands of pounds blossom at this year’s annual BPA Spring Lunch

Thousands of pounds blossomed this Spring with the annual Birmingham Publicity Association lunch hosted at Zen Metro.

The popular networking event raised £2400 for the group’s new charity partner Acorns Children’s Hospice at the tasty event held at the Cornwall Street restaurant.

Over  100 people enjoyed the Thai meal and the chance to meet those working within the marketing and creative industries across the West Midlands.

Mark McDonagh, Acting Chair of the Birmingham Publicity Association, said: “This was a sell out event and it was great to meet so many of our supporters, and a lot of new faces too which just shows there is a thirst for events like this still within the city.

“We had some incredible prizes donated too and all to raise money for our chosen charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice – and this was a great way to kick off our fundraising drive for them. The work they do is invaluable and we are incredibly humbled to be able to work alongside them these next two years.”

The next free event held will be held on Wednesday, May 15 and will be a chance for members can learn from the very best on how to stand and deliver the perfect presentation.

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.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 870 children and supported more than 1,140 families, including those who are bereaved.

Membership starts from only £40 for individuals and £100 for groups.

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