A Night Of Nashville Theme Announced For Charity Ball


A Night Of Nashville theme announced for Midsummer Ball

Guests were treated to a sample of A Night of Nashville (Tuesday 23rd January) at the launch event for the Midsummer Ball 2018.

Held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel and headline sponsored by Skerritts, the annual charity Ball, which this year takes place on Saturday 23 June, is supporting the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People and Sussex-based charities Action Medical Research, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chestnut Tree House and The Starr Trust, who jointly are all ‘Helping Young People in Sussex’.

Hosted by David Hill from the E3 Group, the Ball will be inspired by Nashville being known as the Music City and honky tonk which will be incorporated into the much-loved ‘singing and dancing’ competition – a highlight of the night.

8 local personalities are brave enough to take on the challenge to perfect a Musical-style song and dance all in the name of charity, choreographed by the E3 Group. They are; Allison Ferns and Steve Charman representing Action Medical Research, Karen Thorne and Stuart Dawes for Chailey Heritage Foundation, Fran Woolley and Gavin Graimes on behalf of Chestnut Tree House and finally Sharon Starr and James Harrington for The Starr Trust.

The performers will be raising money for the four beneficiary charities who have come
together for the common goal of ‘Helping Young People in Sussex’. The DM Thomas
Foundation helps disadvantaged and vulnerable young people across the UK and are
coordinating this annual event. The Midsummer Ball has raised over £100,000 last year to
help the young people of Sussex and organisers are hoping to match this great feat.

Simon Sheehan, Director of the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, says: “We want to help
the children and young people of Sussex. As we take a trip to Nashville I’m sure that the people of
Brighton and Hove will live up to their generous reputation and help us to help these disabled, sick
and disadvantaged young people”

Sascha Koehler, General Manager Hilton Brighton Metropole, added: “I am really excited
about the Midsummer Ball 2018 and I am sure that it will be bigger and better than ever. We
have great partners with our charities and sponsors Skerritts, PSAV, E3, Cardens Accountants
and CJ Thorne & Co, an enthusiastic group of performers and a fantastic theme that invites
everyone to have a fabulous time whilst raising much needed funds for local causes”.

Hosted by the team at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, guests will be treated to a sparkling
drinks reception, three-course dinner with wine and after dinner entertainment, including the
A Night of Nashville competition, games, an auction and the infamous indoor dodgems.

Tables for the Midsummer Ball on Saturday 23 June are selling quickly. Tickets are £95 per
person or a table of 10 is available for £850 if booked by 31 March 2018 or £950 after 1 April

To book yours, please contact Nicky Willard on 01273 775432, email
nicky.willard@hilton.com or visit


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