One Direction, Dynamo and Michael McIntyre attend students' charity ball

Students at the charity ball

Band members from One Direction, magician Dynamo and comedian Michael McIntyre were among the A-list celebrities who made an appearance at a charity ball organised and hosted by Birmingham City University students.

Our Vice-Chancellor Cliff Allan also attended the event (pictured right).

As part of their course, a team of second-year Fashion, Business and Promotion students at Birmingham City University organised last night’s Great Gatsby charity ball in London, on behalf of Trekstock.

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Famous faces

Among the famous faces, One Direction’s Liam Payne was pictured with long-term girlfriend Sophia Smith, a 2nd-year BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion student here at Birmingham City University.

While Harry Styles had some time off in LA, Liam was accompanied by fellow bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan at the Great Gatsby Charity Ball.

As part of their ‘Event Management’ module on the Fashion, Business and Promotion course, the second-year students were required to host a live project.

Charity fundraising for Trekstock

Trekstock is a charity that delivers support and information for young adults with cancer.

At £600 per ticket for last night’s event, all profits will go to the students' chosen charity, Trekstock and towards the Graduate Fashion Week budget.

Graduate Fashion Week is a leading event that celebrates the creativity of students and graduates within fashion, and returns to the Truman Brewery between the 30 May and 2 June.

Liam Payne has teamed up with Trekstock to raise funds, offering fans who donate to the charity to win a chance to meet One Direction on tour. He said:

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