Charity ball raised hundreds for Sedgley youth club

By Harriet Evans | Sedgley | News | Published:

A special ball boosted funds for a Black Country youth club.

Organiser Kyle Harper joined by his mum Victoria with supporters as they hold a charity ball for All Stars Youth Club

Members of All Stars youth club, family and supporters came to the ball, which was held at Sedgley Working Men’s Club.

All Stars was set up by Charlotte Maher-Butler, her nephew Kyle Harper, Trevor Harper and Victoria Harper from Sedgley.

The whole family worked hard in the run up to the event to plan the ball and make it a night to remember.

Kyle Harper, aged 15, said: "We've all pulled together to organise the buffet. I've been buying decorations for it out of my own money."

A DJ, singers, children's entertainers and even a drag tribute all turned out to entertain the guests.

The Mayor of Dudley, David Stanley, also came along and gave a speech to praise the work of the club and wish them well.

A huge raffle was held with prizes donated from local businesses to support the group.

The youth club caters for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.


Kyle said: "I'm quite young, but I am mature for my age. I'd volunteered at other youth groups before and I understand the children's needs and I want to health.

"There's not many youth services around here anymore, so I feel this new club is a good way for us to help and give back to the community.

"It also gives parents a bit of respite, as well as helping the children grow with confidence and come out of their shell."

They are still waiting for confirmation from official funding from the lottery.


The money raised so far will go towards rent and putting on activities for members.

All Stars officially opens on September 3 at 6pm for their first session.

The club will be held weekly at Himley Methodist Church and costs £3 per session.

For more information contact 07380996227.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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