Published on 20/12/11


Colmore Business District (CBD) supported The Prince’s Trust as its charity from 2010 to 2011.

In a series of events and activities planned by CBD over the two year, Birmingham’s professionals worked together to raise over £28k for The Prince’s Trust.

Fund-raising began in autumn 2010 with the CBD Challenge 500, a competition that saw businesses within the District compete to be the first to raise £500 and the team to raise the most overall. The first team to raise £500 was Hammonds LLP (now Squire Sanders) who raised over £1,000; PricewaterhouseCoopers picked up the prize for the team that raised the most funds with £2,872 raised from a sponsored walk. Over £9,000 was raised by the participating teams.

In summer 2011, over £8,000 was rasied by a golf competition organised by CBD and commercial property specialist Bruntwood. Other projects included a four-day sponsored walk of Hadrian’s Wall (raised over £3,500) and the sale of the photography book, “Perspectives: Photographs of Colmore Business District”, which features work from students at Birmingham City University (raising approximately £5,000).

Businesses within the District again participated in the CBD Challenge 500 in 2011. The first team to raise £500 was Browne Jacobson, who raised over £700. Bruntwood picked up the prize for the team that raised the most funds with a total of £1,100. Over £3,000 was raised by the participating teams.

The funds raised will be going directly to local young people and in particular to giving them support and motivation to realise their potential and transform their lives.

Part of CBD’s Networked & Community Engaged objective