Latimer Hinks' recent charity ball proved an enormous success, raising more than £36,000 for local charities.
The ball, held in aid of St Teresa's Hospice, took place at the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall, and was compered by international swing singer Cole Page. Guests were also treated to mind-blowing magic and illusions performed by four 'roaming' magicians.
Latimer Hinks chose to support St Teresa's Hospice in honour of their colleague, Helen Thomas, who sadly passed away from cancer in July 2016. In addition to the funds raised at the ball, a team of Helen's co-workers, calling themselves Hel's Angels, has raised more than £5,000 during the year by taking part in various fundraising activities, including the Hamsterley Forset 10K and St Teresa's It's a Knockout competition.
The ball was supported by a number of sponsors, including Ad Agency, MT Print, Lewis Surveying Associates, Brighter Law Solutions, Artifact Media, Fry Family Office, Tees Valley Law Society, and Richard Brown of Richard Brown & Partners who hosted the ball's charity auction.
Latimer Hinks' chief executive, Anne Elliott, said:
We're delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount for some wonderful local charities like St Treresa's Hospice who are so supportive of local people and who supported Helen so much during the last days of her life. It was certainly an emotional moment for everyone when we saw her on the big screen, bravely promoting the great work of the Hospice. She was an inspiration and a greatly loved and missed friend and colleague, and I have no doubt that she would have thoroughly enjoyed the evening.