It was a balmy summer evening as more than 400 guests arrived at the City Central Marquee at the Honorary Artillery Company in London for the annual Lighthouse Club Charity’s Summer Ball.
Welcomed with a refreshing glass of champagne and cocktails in the stunning orangery, guests soon spilled out on to the garden terrace, making the most of the soaring temperatures.
Impressionist and comedian Aaron James was the host for the evening. He entertained everyone with his witty repartee and rallied the audience into bidding more than £8,000 for a unique piece of London skyline artwork painted by renowned artist Ben Mosley.
The fabulous three course meal was delivered to a backdrop of music by ABBA tribute band Platinum (pictured), and people were soon on their feet dancing to classics such as Take a Chance, Waterloo and Dancing Queen.
The sensational funfair provided plenty of entertainment and guests enjoyed classic rides including the carousel horses, dodgems and ferris wheel.
The evening ended with a disco that had everyone up on their feet again and made sure that the Summer Ball ended on a glorious high.
An amazing £40,000 was raised during the evening thanks to the sale of raffle tickets, very generous table collections and eager online silect auction bidders.
Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Club Charity, said: “We are continually amazed at the generosity of people and as always we would like to thank all of our supporters who attended on the evening, our sponsors and to all of the helpers who make sure that the evening goes with a swing. The money raised from our Summer Ball will go a long way towards helping us continue with our building mental health programme and ensuring that all our construction workers and their families know where to turn to in times of need."