Philanthropist Michael Josephson MBE is a long-term supporter of Variety, the Children’s Charity and has been named as the charity’s Chief Barker for 2024. His star-studded annual charity ball regularly provides funds to the charity, among others, to help disabled and disadvantaged children in the North West of England. This year’s ball raised a total of £1,063,872, which was split between four main charities.

Delamere School’s new Sunshine Coach was funded by last year’s Michael Josephson MBE Charity Ball, with support from The Baker Family Charitable Trust.

Delamere School caters to children aged between 3 and 11 years with learning difficulties and additional complex needs such as autism, physical or sensory impairments. Their new coach will allow pupils to continue their education outside of the classroom, get into the local community, and build their confidence.

A special thanks to Bobby Arora and B&M stores who kindly donated 130 selection boxes for the children, making it a day to remember.

Lyn Staunton, Development Director of the North West at Variety, the Children’s Charity, said:

We are immensely grateful to Michael for his continued support and The Baker Family Charitable Trust, who have made today possible. It’s thanks to such generous supporters that we can continue our work to help disabled and disadvantaged children to live their best lives and reach their full potential.