Sometimes people feel the City centres lack the envelope of ‘community’ with its associated values so often cited with pictures alongside of rural villages & country pubs full of hearty folk. It is therefore perhaps surprising to some that when there is a local calls to arms the buy in within the City centre area can be greater than that seen in the rural idyll.

We highlighted at a recent Jewellery Quarter Association breakfast that the charity Macmillan Cancer were hosting their annual coffee morning fund raiser on friday 27th September The notion was that wouldnt it be fun if not only we as a local firm hosted an event but as many firms as possible hosted events on the day & then one payment was made to Macmillan from the Jewellery Quarter community as a whole.

The take up was terrific & this event is now firmly implanted in the calender of events for ther area. From the florist offering a bunch of flowers alongside the gift of ballet tickets . Big firms , small firms local colleges & the School were selling coffee & cakes to their staff & to their clients and guests. One firm even held a coffee morning ‘in the cloud’.

In the next week we & the local community expect to present Macmillan with a cheque in excess of £7500

Encouraging times I feel for Birmingham City Centre going forward.