Akabusi is star turn as charity ball raises £13,000

Kriss AkabusiA charity ball organised by a Redditch recruitment and training firm has raised more than £13,000 for a worthy cause.

The training and workforce solutions provider eResponse – which is also a HABC Approved Centre – was raising money for Make-A-Wish UK, a charity that sends children with life-limiting conditions on their dream holidays.

Guest speaker for the event, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on 29 January 2015, was Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Kriss Akabusi who entertained the guests with tales from his career.

Kriss, 56, is a broadcaster and motivational speaker but shot to fame representing Team GB in the 1984 and 1992 Olympics, where he won medals in the 4x400m relay in both years and the 400m hurdles in 1992.

He also took gold in the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
Paul Alekna, managing director of eResponse, said it was a brilliant night.

‘We’d like to thank everyone who attended this year’s ball and of course Kriss who was superb and made the event that extra bit special.

‘He couldn’t do enough for everyone and gave a fantastic speech on building a winning team.’

More than 400 people turned up to the event, including Highfield Chief Executive Jason Sprenger, Managing Director Christian Sprenger, and Director of Business Development Dominic Binks.

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