REVELLERS dug deep to help donate £5,000 to a hospice.
The Emsworth Business Association Black and White Charity, held at The Brookfield Hotel, saw more than 100 people enjoy food, music and dancing into the early hours in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
In between courses guests, including the Mayor of Havant Councillor Paul Buckley, took part in a raffle and a game of heads and tails based on guests’ knowledge of Emsworth.
The highlight of the evening was an auction hosted by antique dealer John Cameron from television’s Cash in the Attic.
Amongst the lots was lunch at the town’s seven best restaurants, cafes and pubs which went for £400.
Giles Babb the chairman of the association, said: ‘It was a brilliant evening with an amazing amount of money raised for such a good cause.
‘I am sure this will become an annual event in the Emsworth calendar.
‘It’s a fantastic effort from one event and the fact that guests had such a great time while they were raising money for The Rowans Hospice makes it even better.
Karen Murphy, community fundraiser at The Rowans, said: ‘Our sincere thanks to the Emsworth Business Association for organising the Ball.’