Singer Jamie Cullum, supported by Diversity, the group that won Britain’s Got Talent last year, will headline this year’s Alliance Ball.

The construction industry’s largest charity event, which has so far has raised more than £1.5m to help children all round the world, is taking place on 11 September. It is organised by Stanhope and Bovis in association with several specialist contractors,including John Doyle, Keltbray and Wilson James. To book a table, phone 020-7228 3434; or go to