Redditch-based food distribution firm Oakland International will host a Charity Ball in aid of the Oakland Foundation children’s charity at the National Motorcycle Museum and Conference Centre, Birmingham on Friday 6th September 2019.

The compere will be radio presenter Dan Kelly, with entertainment provided by Ray Quinn, singer, dancer and actor, together with tribute 80s cover band, Retro Electro.

The latest figures from End Child Poverty show 23.5% of children in Redditch and 15.3% of children in Bromsgrove are living in poverty. Oakland International set up the Oakland Foundation six-years ago to address this.

Today 30% of children in the UK are living in poverty, or 9 children in a classroom of 30, even though 67% of children in poverty have at least one parent in work.

The Oakland Foundation has to date helped and supported a diverse number of educational and youth projects delivered by schools, youth organisations and community projects. Headline sponsors already confirmed include SPAR UK, Lorica Insurance Brokers, Starkey Electrical, Perfect Personnel, Supreme Systems, Calderhead Refrigerated Transport and Oakland International.

The Oakland Foundation’s primary objective is to support children under the age of 16 and their families through activities and programmes based on education, health and nutrition and sport, irrespective of social background or physical ability.

Single tickets are priced at £95 or £850 for a table of ten, with Early Bird Table Bookings £800 if reserved by 30th April. All proceeds will go directly to the Oakland Foundation children’s charity.

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