Goal king Steve turns clock back to 80s glory days

Birmingham business people are being invited to dance themselves into another era while raising money for local causes at an 80s-themed charity event.

The Ultimate 80s Pop Party, which takes place at Birmingham’s ICC on Friday, September 7, will be hosted by TV presenter Ben Shephard and stars one of the decade’s top pop bands. It has been organised by a charity established by a man who was also a big hit in the 80s – former Wolves and England striker Steve Bull.

Guests will enjoy a 5-course dinner and entertainment, including a live performance by pop duo Go West. There will also be a charity auction and raffle draw.

The Steve Bull Foundation specialises in assisting young people, the disabled, the homeless, the sick and the disadvantaged in the form of grants. It provides charitable support to organisations primarily in the Black Country and across the West Midlands.

Andy Elwell, managing director of West Bromwich-based construction company Anglo Holt and trustee of The Steve Bull Foundation, said: “We are really keen for Birmingham businesses to get right behind this event and come along for what promises to be a fantastic night of fun and fundraising.

“The event is the second we have held at the ICC, which is a tremendous venue, and we hope this year’s 80s theme will be another great success. Money raised will be donated to two local charities ­– Promise Dreams and the Birmingham Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre.”

Steve Bull said: “I remember the 80s with great affection, both because I was enjoying some of the best days of my career but also some of the best music. Our Ultimate 80s Pop Party will be fantastic fun and I know that Go West will ensure it is a night to remember. It would be great if the Birmingham business community could support the event and help us to raise thousands of pounds for good causes.”

Launched in 2001, Promise Dreams raises money for children who are seriously or terminally ill and provides treatment, help and support for both them and their families.

The Birmingham Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Care and Research Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – in conjunction with University of Birmingham – cares for patients with MND and has specific interests in researching familial forms of the disease and performing clinical trials.

VIP and Gold tables for the event are now sold out. Silver tables (for 10) can be purchased for £650. Individual places are also available.