The Brendas boost kids’ charity

The Brendas cash in as property professionals spoof top TV show

Birmingham property professionals raised more than £32,000 for disadvantaged children at their annual spoof awards lunch. The Brenda awards were held at Burlington Hotel and attended by more than 370 guests. The main charity this year is Teenage Cancer Trust, but a donation is also being made to support victims and families of the Manchester terrorist attack. This year’s spoof event was a take-off of TV’s Gogglebox. The show was hosted by Jilly Cosgrove of Barques Design, Lucy Hansell of Estilo Interiors, Rupert Young of Nurton Developments and Simon Marks of Arcadis.


1 Back: Simon Marks, Terry Corns, Andrew Franck-Steier, Lorna Devane-Porter, Justin Quibell, Rob Watts, Lucy Hansell. Front: Julia Court, Rupert Young, Jilly Cosgrove, Julian Shellard

2 Matthew Bolt, Stuart Buckley, John Handscomb

3 Gary Owen, Andy Bishop, Guy Smith

4 Phil Carlin, Simon Dickin, Steve Wedge, Stephen Handley

5 Pollie Jelfs, Clare Regan

6 Steve Wedge, Dave Kelly, Julian Lebray, Belinda Morgan

7 Kathryn Small, Stuart Franks, Tim Mills, Andrew Reynolds, Stephen Smith

8 Andy Preston, Richard Durkin, Matthew Pegg

9 Michele Clifton, Amanda Franks, Nic Jones, Nicola James