‘Phone box millionaire’ supports charity’s 140th birthday ball

The ‘phone box millionaire’ will be the guest of honour at a Sedgley sight loss charity’s 140th anniversary ball.

Beacon is hosting a glamorous black tie event on October 9 and Dr Stephen Fear will be the guest speaker.

Self-educated Dr Fear is entrepreneur in residence at the British Library and started his commercial oven cleaning company aged 15, achieving his first major business deal using a now-famous red telephone box on the council estate in Bristol where he grew up.

Today he is a respected author, head of a multi-faceted business empire, the Fear Group, and a passionate campaigner for the retention and expansion of libraries across the UK and the developing world.

Beacon’s chief executive Arwyn Jones added: “We are thrilled to welcome a speaker of Stephen Fear’s calibre to our event and look forward to hearing about his unique approach to social enterprise.

“This is particularly relevant to our organisation as we seek innovative ways to raise the vital funding needed to deliver life-changing services to people coping with sight loss across our region.”

Tickets for the ball, which starts at 7pm at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill, cost £30 and include a three-course meal and welcome drink.

Visit www.beaconvision.org/Event/beacon-hollywood-ball to purchase.

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