A host of Birmingham charities have received funding to the tune of £30,000 following a summer of successful fundraising in the Solent. Hosted by Hollywood Monster’s Managing Director Tim Andrews, on board a luxury 40ft motor boat, the charity days have welcomed over 100 guests over the past three months.
The boat trips have taken place on board ‘The Tin Drum’, which is moored in Lymington, and have been auctioned off at a series of fundraising events held by the charities. Having donated one-day trips between June and September, Tim Andrews has helped raise over £30,000 for charities including Teenage Cancer Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Brain Tumour Charity, and the Lily Mae Foundation. By donating the boat to the Balsall Common, Dorridge and Knowle Fun Runs additional charities supported include Northleigh House, Vision Care, Muscular Dystrophy, Reachout Network Ministries, Solihull Children’s Special Needs Association, Girl Guiding, CAG (Challenge Adventure Group), Ward 19, and the Donna Louise Trust in Stafford.
Tim Andrews said:
“I am really passionate about giving back to the community, as I think it’s important that local businesses help support local causes. Hollywood Monster and its clients use The Tin Drum for corporate days throughout the year but I also like to be able to use it for great causes. Thanks to some decent weather we have been able to host 12 charity boat days, which has raised a phenomenal amount of money.
“In addition, I’m also really keen for our workforce to get involved in local fundraising activity. As a business, we have supported the Balsall Common, Dorridge and Knowle Fun Runs, and I took part in this year’s Coast2Coast challenge, which raised over £50,000 to help improve the lives of young people with cancer in the region. Hollywood Monster sponsored the final day, from Coventry to Birmingham, which was in support of Teenage Cancer Trust and The Stephen Staunton Foundation.”
Tim Andrews has become one of the region’s leading corporate fundraisers, having been behind major charity events and part of the team that launched the 7inSeven cycle initiative in 2013. He was also awarded a West Midlands Pride Award at the Business Masters 2013.