Solihull mayor toasts funeral directors’ 150 years of service

Thomas Bragg & Sons Funeral Directors, Solihull, celebrated its 150th anniversary by hosting a dress-to-impress ball, raising thousands of pounds for local charities.

One hundred people attended the ball at The Oak Hotel, including Solihull Mayor Councillor Stuart Davis and Mayoress Sarah Walker. Attendees raised £2,500 for the children’s charity, The Royal British Legion and Dream Makers, by buying entry and raffle tickets and auctioning items including a garden swimming pool. 

Ian Sommerville, area development manager of Thomas Bragg & Sons, said: “I would like to thank the many local companies who provided prizes, which meant we could raise so much money.”

Live music was performed by Suzi Lauder & The Krystaletts while local magician Mad Dom went table-to-table with party tricks.

The mayor also raised a glass to Thomas Bragg & Sons’ service to the community of Solihull. He said: “Thomas Bragg & Sons is a well-established and well-known company in the borough, it’s no wonder they’ve been going for 150 years. I’m proud to recognise their long service to our town.”

Sommerville added: “A big thank you to all who attended and helped make the event such a huge success.”

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