Hospice celebrates 40 years of care

Birmingham St Mary’s anniversary black tie evening raises £20,000

Famous faces, businesses and community groups from across the West Midlands came together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. Football legend Brendon Batson, media broadcaster Llewela Bailey, Antique Roadshow’s Will Farmer and comedic character Barbara Nice, who is played by Janice Connolly, all showed their support for the much-loved charity. They were joined by city professionals from a number of businesses, including Irwin Mitchell, EY and Digital Glue, who together raised a remarkable £20,000 at the black tie evening attended by more than 230 guests.


1 Llewela Bailey, Brendon Batson

2 The team from the Birmingham branch of Irwin Mitchell

3 Imran and Samra Pasha, Shakila and Sultan Choudhury, Dr Sabena Jameel, Maryam and Mohammed Saqub

4 Lucy Watkins, Richard Stone

5 Ian Bowland, Karen Dowman

6 Andy and Tracy Williams

7 Rachel Shuttleworth, Debbie Talbot, Trish Squire, Ruth Roberts, Wendy Cox, Helen Smith, Cath Markham, Helen O’Halloran