A charity ball at the Knights Hill Barn on Saturday has raised more than £4,600 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The evening was held in memory of Mandy Gamble, from Terrington St Clement, who lost her brave battle with the disease back in November 2015, leaving behind her husband Julian and two children Abi and Oliver.
It would have been Mrs Gamble’s 50th birthday on Saturday and her niece Hayley Rudd, who helped organise the evening with Michelle Hanslip, said: “We wanted to celebrate Mandy’s special birthday, because had she still been with us she would have loved a party. We thought what better way to remember her than by hosting a charity ball to raise as much money as we could for the MND association.
“We had a brilliant night raising money and awareness for the Motor Neaurone Disease Association.
!We raised £4609 which is just fantastic, and it’s with thanks to all of the kind donations and generous supporters who bought raffle tickets and made donations.
“We had 153 attend, auctioned off the Manchester United shirt signed by Paul Pogba which went for £135 and everybody enjoyed the live band, the Houndogs.
“We spent a year planning the ball, writing to local companies asking for raffle prizes and had a fantastic response. People were so generous.
“We’d like to say a massive thank you to everybody that supported this event and charity by donating prizes, making donations and attending the ball to such a worthy cause.”