Children and young people from Redditch and Bromsgrove are set to benefit from the Oakland Foundation’s inaugural Charity Ball being held at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Friday 8th September. The Ball will help to raise funds to support the Foundation’s work with children and young people, from local schools to youth organisations which provide activities and programmes that help to support and develop self-confidence, build new skills and generally inspire the next generation. Oakland Foundation Trustee, Hayley Smith, said: “The Charity Ball will be a spectacular event and a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with many of our volunteers, donors and supporters. “We hope it will also help to promote and encourage more organisations to get involved and support the Foundation’s work with children from the community.” The Oakland Foundation was created by food distribution firm Oakland International and officially launched in 2013 by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. To date the Foundation has supported a diverse number of educational and youth projects based around health, nutrition, education and sport. A black tie event, entertainment will be provided by guest speaker Kriss Akabusi MBE, music will be provided by local school children, singer/songwriter Sam Ostler and ABBA Tribute Band, Swede Dreamz. Supported by Barclays Bank, sponsors include Oakland International, Starkey Electrical, Perfect Personnel, One Creative and Lorica. Tickets are priced at £95 each or £850 for a table of ten. For enquiries and to book please call: 07964 001705 or email: [email protected] All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Oakland Foundation charity.