THE 'who's who' of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley dug deep at a glittering event for East Lancashire Hospice.

The 'Oh what a night' ball hosted by the Park Lee Road hospice was held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors.

More than 280 guests enjoyed the sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, led by West End star Michael Watson and his sensational tribute band 'The Jersey Rollers'.

The night also featured songs from Britain’s Got Talent singer Sue Moretta from Clayton-le-Moors, who got Simon Cowell and the other Britain's Got Talent judges dancing after her rendition of Don’t Rain On My Parade.

In total, the evening raised a remarkable £29,000 for the hospice from ticket sales and an auction on the night.

Prizes included a signed Michael Carrick shirt, boots and tickets to Manchester United v Burnley, dining experience for ten at Northcote, Billy Joel tickets, John Chapman paintings, Velodrome experience for 16 people, gourmet chef for the evening, Royal Yacht Britannia experience, Gary Barlow tickets, and a two week stay in a luxury villa in Portugal.

A silent auction was also held on the night including Sam Smith tickets, Jason Manford tickets, X-Factor live tour tickets, dual boot tablet, pamper package, golf clubs, Cilla the Musical tickets, jewellery, interiors vouchers and a meal for two at restaurants across the Ribble Valley.

Sharon Crymble, fundraising manager at East Lancashire Hospice, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the event, the businesses who sponsored the auction prizes and the acts for their incredible performances on the night.

“We think everyone will agree that it was a night to remember.

"Everyone has helped to raise an incredible amount of money for the hospice, which will help to fund the services for patients and their loved ones when they need it most.”

East Lancashire Hospice, based in Park Lee Road, Blackburn, care for people suffering from life-limiting illnesses throughout Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe.

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