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Afternoon tea, an overnight stay and much more

An overnight stay at a stylish boutique hotel in Edgbaston is one of the star raffle prizes on offer at the Midlands Media Awards on 2 November.

The High Field Town House, which has been converted from an elegant Victorian villa into a quality hotel with 12 individually-designed en-suite rooms, will be the location for bed & breakfast for two people.

The hotel, situated in Highfield Road, is run in conjunction with The High Field, a smart and popular gastropub next door, which opened in 2004.

A real treat is also being provided by The Edgbaston – another chic boutique hotel, which is offering afternoon Tea for Two. One ticket-holder will be able to discover just why the judges at this year’s Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards voted the hotel as serving the “Best Afternoon Tea” in the region.

Luxury department store Harvey Nichols is to provide a hamper full of quality goodies, while Simpson’s, one of Birmingham’s Michelin-starred restaurants, will tantalise the taste-buds with a six-course tasting menu (with a bottle of wine) for two guests to enjoy.

And for sports fans, event sponsor HSBC has donated a presentation shirt signed by Olympics cycling star Sir Chris Hoy, MBE.

The Midlands Media Awards, organised by Birmingham Press Club to acknowledge the achievements of the region’s journalists, photographers, bloggers and publications, take place at the Canalside venue at The Cube on 2 November.

Proceeds will go to The Journalists Charity, which was founded in 1864 to distribute grants and other forms of financial assistance to those in urgent need. In 2015, the charity, which runs its own care and retirement homes, paid out over £330,000 to beneficiaries whose ages ranged from the 20s to the 90s.

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