BUTLER and Gee Accountants of Barnard Castle held their eighth annual Charity Ball to raise funds for Cancer Research UK at Lartington Hall.

A total of 140 guests enjoyed a wonderful drinks reception followed by a sumptuous dinner in the magnificent ballroom at the hall.

An exclusive charity auction and prize draw helped to raise more than £8,000 on the evening which brings the total now raised for Cancer Research by the accountancy firm to almost £70,000. The evening finished in style with music from Darlington based band The Toneriders.