A ‘Great Gatsby’-themed ball, organised by St John’s Hospice, raised more than £9,000 for the charity.

The fundraising evening at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, welcomed more than 110 guests from across Lancashire and the South Lakes, who were encouraged to enjoy the 1920s atmosphere.

The auction and raffle saw guests giving generously, with all donations match funded by charity partners, Yorkshire Bank and Barclays colleagues.

Amongprizes on offer were a bespoke piece of Rachel Galley jewellery donated by Wave Jewellery, a signed Manchester United shirt, dinner for two at Tweedies Bar, lunch for two at Hipping Hall, afternoon tea for two at the Wordsworth Hotel and a luxury hair treatment by Windermere-based stylist, Louise Dobie. Lakeland Chauffeurs, Emirates, Clarins at Sue Shields Spa in Carnforth and Local Choice were also generous donors.

"Guests went to town with their outfits and really got into the spirit of the event," said community fundraiser Jill Santamera.