MORE than £5,000 has been raised at the Redcar and Cleveland Mayor’s annual charity ball held at Gisborough Hall.

Councillor Dennis Teasdale invited many of East Cleveland leading figures to the event which was aimed at raising funds for his two favourite charities – Guisborough and District Friends of Cancer Research UK.

“It was a great night of entertainment with good food, plenty of music and lots of dancing,” said the Mayor. “It also provides some of these leading figures the chance to network or simply have fun with family friends – whilst raising money for two very good causes of course.”

Among the auction prizes on offer were a signed Middlesbrough FC shirt and an overnight stay package at Gisborough Hall.

Andrew Fulton, ICL Boulby vice-president, said: “It’s important to us to attend these events which reflect the incredible amount of positive work being done across all sections of the community in East Cleveland.

“We are always happy to take part and it is heartening to know so much money was raised which can only help the organisations involved."