CHARITY bosses are celebrating after a ball raised £10,000 to improve the lives of Blackpool children.
The first NSPCC Glitterball has been hailed a big success after 260 guests enjoyed a meal and entertainment at the Tower Ballroom.
All the cash will go to helping local youngsters through the newly-opened NSPCC service centre on Plymouth Road, Blackpool.
An auction with some exclusive prizes was held at the event on Saturday, as well as a raffle for a £2,000 diamond ring. Among the prizes were a grand tour of the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon – which fetched £1,000, signed Manchester United memorabilia and a cookery master-class and dinner party from Laila’s.
Janette Drew, community fundraising manager for Blackpool NSPCC, said: “We are so pleased with the event and generosity.
“This money will mean we can help more children and can really make a difference to their lives.”
Blackpool’s NSPCC centre supports projects which help children facing difficulties in their lives such as abuse.
More ball pictures – see The Gazette on Saturday