A charity ball has raised £5,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
The ball, attended by 200 people, was organised by Henry and Amanda Byham from Bulmer and held at the Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club.
During the evening guests were treated to a three-course meal and charity auction and the room was decorated in purple and orange, the EACH colours.
The auction, which took place during the event, included prizes such as a holiday in a Florida villa and a unique portrait of Ed Sheeran, painted by local artist, Theronda Hoffman. The portrait was signed by the Suffolk singer and reached £1,500 in the auction.
Mr Byham, who co-owns Byham’s Diary, said: “We are so pleased to have raised such a fantastic amount for a very worthwhile charity.
“We know only too well through a close family friend what a huge difference it makes to parents to be able to spend quality time together knowing that their child is being so well looked after at the fantastic facilities at the Treehouse.
“We’d like to thank all the staff at Stoke-by- Nayland Golf Club, all the guests and everyone who generously donated raffle and auction prizes.”
EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families.
Gemma Smith, EACH Suffolk corporate fundraiser, said: “Henry and Amanda worked so hard to pull this event together. It’s an incredible amount to have raised and we’re so grateful for their support, which will enable us to continue providing our vital services to children, young people and their families across Suffolk and North Essex.”