Celebrity Patrons In Town For 'Changes UK' Tenth Anniversary Fundraiser

Birmingham based charity Changes UK help vulnerable people with addictions through a holistic approach to recovery. Their aim is to change perceptions of those in recovery with proven outcomes. To have more people in stable accommodation, reduce criminal behaviour, and have more people enjoying and embracing life.

I first heard about this amazing charity back in 2017, when I worked with singer-songwriter Pete Felton on his debut EP. He had personally used their services during his road to recovery and we did a vlog about his experience, which you can watch here.

Changes UK is about to celebrate their 10th anniversary and need your support to help them continue to provide their outstanding services to the community for another 10 years. Their fundraising goal is £50,000, 100% of which will help them transform the lives of people in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol (and their families) across the UK.

As part of their celebrations and to help raise awareness for their cause, they will be joined by celebrity patrons Russell Brand and Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Roger Taylor at Millenium Point for an exclusive black-tie event.

An event not to be missed…

On the 14th December, Millenium Point will be the exclusive venue for a Fire and Ice Ball. You can be part of the dining, hospitality, fundraising, and A-List celebrity entertainment by purchasing a ticket using the link at the end of this blog. This event promises to be a once in a lifetime experience. So, be sure to secure your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Co-coordinated by Claire Hales and local legend Jo Jeffries (7LOCO, Birmingham Music Awards), they are thrilled that Russell, John and Roger will be sharing their stories, meeting and greeting, and offering support to such an incredible cause.

The glamorous evening includes celebrity Meet and Greets, a VIP champagne reception, fine cuisine and a charity auction with ‘money can’t buy’ prizes.

Whether you are looking for an exclusive way to entertain clients, a special night out with friends or would like to showcase your brand via sponsorship or product placement, The Fire and Ice Ball has a package to suit your needs and your budget.

Patrons of a great cause…

Award-winning comedian, writer, actor, presenter and Changes UK patron, Russell Brand, is to take to the stage at the Fire and Ice Ball.

Russell is one of the most recognised and best-loved comedy performers in the world, and he has made no secret of his battle with alcohol and drug addiction. A story of recovery and hope, of failure to success and of rags to riches, Russell had these words to say about Changes UK:

“It’s an honour to be asked to speak at the Fire and Ice Ball for Changes UK’s ten year anniversary. This is such an incredible cause, one which continues to save and transform lives. Steve and his fantastic team remain close to my heart, as they have since the day we met, and I stand proud as their charity’s Patron. It’s crucial that we raise funds to ensure that their work continues for another decade and more.”

Also in attendance, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, founding members of international supergroup Duran Duran, are also both Birmingham natives and passionate ambassadors for Changes UK.

Both have been sober for some time now and are advocates for recovery and the 12 step program of AA.

John said: “As always we are proud to support Changes UK and the work they do for people in recovery, as well as for their families. We look forward to celebrating ten years of Changes and helping to raise funds to ensure they are around for the next ten! See you on the 14th of December.”

Where can you get your tickets?

Use the link below to find out more about the event and secure your tickets before they are gone.


Dress Code: Black Tie and Evening Gown. Fire and Ice theme encouraged.

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About the Author:

Alex Dudley is an award-winning entrepreneur, record producer, musician, software developer, inventor, husband and father to three kids with a passion for collaborating with other singer-songwriters.

Currently based in Hollywood, Birmingham. Alex has been involved in various aspects of the music industry for over 15 years.

He studied Sound Production at the University of Wolverhampton under the mentorship of renowned Birmingham engineer & producer Phil Savage. Alex later went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Audio Technology and founded dAudio Music Group in 2015.

Alex’s accolades include the Studley High School Musician of the Year in 2004 & dAudio Music Group winning the BAA Graduate Start-up of the Year award in 2017.

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