Club lunch boosts journalist charity

Media comes together to aid group originally set up by Charles Dickens

Brummie comedian James Cook provided the entertainment at a Birmingham Press Club lunch held at Circle Restaurant, Birmingham Hippodrome. Sixty guests, including celebrities from the print world, television and radio, attended the event where they were welcomed by Rob Macpherson, the Hippodrome’s marketing and development director. A prize draw raised £500 for the Journalists’ Charity, originally started by a group of Parliamentary journalists including Charles Dickens, to help colleagues and dependents who had fallen on hard times.


1 Derek Inman, Bob Warman, Gary Baldwin, Iain Hall

2 Adrian Kibbler, Sarah Whitticase, John James

3 David Dunckley, Fred Bromwich, Neil Pountney, Paul Raymer

4 Jo Jeffries, Simon Pitt, Clare Bramley

5 Judi Gilbert, Gary James, Daniela Forsyth

6 Mindo Sheamar, Dean Williams, Sarah Arnold

7 Peter Brookes, Hazel Horton-Peppercorn, John Lamb

8 James Cook

9 Derek Inman, Kay Cadman, Rob Macpherson

Photography by Ian Tennant