BullRun raises vital funds for disabled children
A charity networking event that organisers claim has revolutionised the way businesses come together to create worthwhile relationships, has raised £2,750 for disabled children in Birmingham.
The recently held 10th annual Birmingham BullRun, created by the Mercantile Club, a business networking and support group, gave like-minded business people the opportunity to be part of one of the most unusual networking events of the year.
The BullRun saw revellers from over 200 businesses visiting four city centre bars; Island Bar, The Victoria, Sun on the Hill and Kongs Birmingham, in what is Birmingham’s largest, business networking pub crawl. Ticket holders enjoyed a free drink in each bar before being served food in the final hostelry.
The BullRun is named after the world famous San Fermin (Bull Run) festival, which takes place in the Spanish city of Pamplona, in July each year.
This year’s event raised funds for Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.
Kerrie Davies, Associate Director of Events at Caudwell Children, says it was a fabulous evening. As she explained: “This year it was held on the 4th July, so it was American themed event to celebrate American Independence Day.
“It was certainly one of the most convivial and welcoming of evenings, and nothing like your usual early breakfast business meetings with soggy bacon sandwiches!
“It was a really fun environment and people had a great night out, whilst meeting lots of new business people at the same time.
“It’s taken several weeks for the organisers to tally up the funds raised and we were delighted when they told us they had raised £2,750 for the charity. The money will go to supporting more disabled children in the city.
“We can’t thank the Bootcamp Media UK enough for sponsoring the event, and Grow Sell Retire and Johnny Grit for their support in organising the BullRun this year.”
You can find out more about Caudwell Children’s service here.