Supporters pulled on their black ties and cocktail dresses for a glamorous night at the Shropshire Club’s Coronation Ball raising £40,000.

Held on Saturday 6th May at Tern Hill Hall, near Market Drayton, the ball, which coincided with the coronation celebrations, included food, drink, entertainment, dancing and auctions.

Mark Charman, chairman of the Shropshire Club, said: “This is the 20th year we will have been raising money for Hope House, and over the years we are proud to have donated more than £500,000.

“This ball is the jewel in the crown of our fundraising efforts, but we’re only able to raise this amount thanks to people joining us and their generosity at our events."

The first ball held in 2003 raised £5,000. The Shropshire Club has also held cycle rides in the past and has kept local businesses flying the flag for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Fundraiser Cat Dowdeswell said: “We are so grateful to the Shropshire Club for all their amazing support over the last 20 years. Their balls and other events of the year have raised a tremendous amount of money, and it is only with this kind of support that we can be here for the children and families that need us the most."