A CHARITY ball held in a pub helped to raise more than £6,000 for a hospice.

The ball, held by Petty Estate Agents at the Fence Gate in Burnley, marked the company's 90th birthday and also celebrated the 30th year anniversary of Pendleside Hospice.

It is one of several events held by Petty to mark their 90th anniversary and the firm has tied the majority of these events with fund raising for Pendleside.

These events have included selling cakes at the Pendle Pub Walk, running the 10k and their Trig Point Challenge, donating £1 for every picture sent to their Facebook page at the trig point at the area’s most iconic landmark, Pendle Hill.

Simon Westwell, lettings director at Petty’s and one of the organisers of the Ball said. “It seemed like too good an opportunity to miss with us both celebrating a significant milestone in the same year and we wanted to mark the occasion with a big party, which is what we did!”

“We’ve been absolutely blown away by people’s generosity and have raised double what we expected."