_mg_6219_29556417694_o The Kaleidoscope Plus Group has raised a huge £16,000 at its 3rd World Mental Health Charity Gala Ball held at West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

The vital money will help The Kaleidoscope Plus Group with every day running of many of its services as well as allowing the organisation to invest in new equipment and materials for a host of popular workshops and sessions run across the borough.

Celebrities, partners, charity supporters, staff, volunteers and service users were treated to an evening of fine dining and world class entertainment. Critically acclaimed British comedian Paul Chowdhry had the audience howling with laughter following moving speeches from our Chief Executive, Monica Shafaq, Chair, Clarke Carlisle and co-founders of SOS – Silence Of Suicide, Michael Mansfield QC and Yvette Greenway on how mental ill health can impact on any one of us.

The evening also featured a prize draw and a silent auction, which helped to raise funds before the night was brought to an end with a variety of music for all to enjoy.


Chief Executive, Monica Shafaq was delighted with the money raised and thankful to all those who supported the charity.

She said: “the support we have received is fantastic and the money raised will allow the charity to continue to promote and support positive health and wellbeing as well ensure the services and facilities we provide both regionally and nationally are of the highest possible quality.

“To have sustained support of both sponsors and attendees for the third year running is magnificent and for that I have to say a massive thank you.”

The evening also featured actor, presenter, broadcaster and television personality, Sherrie Hewson winning the Celebrity of the Year Award 2016.