Organisers of the Home-Start West Dorset Winter Ball, held at Athelhampton House near Dorchester recently, have raised £4,080 for the charity.

Helen Horsley, Senior Organiser of Home-Start West Dorset and co-organiser of the grand event, said: “The Winter Ball was our second ball; we were delighted when we beat the amount raised last time, plus we also sold out five months in advance.

“It was always a priority to give our guests a wonderful evening – we wanted everyone to enjoy themselves so much that they would want to support us again. We have already been asked when the next ball is – we’re thinking possibly May 2016.”

Guests at the Winter Ball enjoyed a glass of prosecco in Athelhampton’s beautiful 15th century Great Hall in front of a log fire, followed by a four-course meal with wine, games and dancing.

Helen commented: “I’d like to thank Lux Disco who provided a brilliant night’s music absolutely free of charge – it was so generous – and the dance floor was full all evening!”

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