Singer/songwriter Sam Ostler from Redditch will be aiming to hit a high note when he performs at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham for the inaugural Oakland Foundation Charity Ball on Friday 8th September. Working for the charity’s key sponsor Oakland International, Sam has volunteered for the Foundation since its official launch by HRH The Princess Royal in June 2013. Said Sam: “I’m really looking forward to playing at the Foundation’s Charity Ball and showcasing some of my new tracks with many of the people who have helped me get to where I am today. “Supporting the Foundation is fantastic and allows me to give something back.” Releasing his first EP “She’s Leaving”, touring London and supporting a number of headline shows and artists, Sam had a busy 2016. With his 2017 Tour he covers London and the Playhouse in Manchester alongside other venues. Sam, who is tipped as one of the country’s most promising new artists, will be appearing on the Firestone Stage supporting James Blunt at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on the 21st November. Oakland Foundation Trustee, Hayley Smith, commented: “Even though Sam’s diary is pretty busy these days, we’re thrilled he still makes time for volunteering for the Foundation and continues to support a music band for pupils at a local school. “We are delighted he has agreed to perform at our inaugural Charity Ball and that he will be with us as we celebrate the work of the charity, and encourage even more people to join us and get involved.” The Oakland Foundation’s aim is to help children and their families, living in Redditch and Bromsgrove and the surrounding area who are in need, offering support through schools, youth organisations and via educational programmes based on health and nutrition, education and sport.