More than 250 guests dressed for the occasion at Middleton Cheney’s Masquerade Summer Ball.
The event took place in a marquee on the playing field of the village school on September 5 and more than 30 businesses also made generous donations which raised £8,800 split between five charities.
They are Meningitis Now, Ma-Mites, Middleton Cheney Primary Academy Parents’ Association, Chenderit School Association and Age Concern Middleton Cheney.
The guests enjoyed listening to live music before taking to the dancefloor until late into the evening. There was also a magician, photographer, raffle, silent auction, photobooth and plenty of free wine,
Theresa Goss, secretary of the summer ball committee, said: “By choosing these organisations, the committee hoped that the funds would assist with providing a range of activities for the young through to the more mature. Our close-knit rural community includes a wide range of people with varying needs and each of these organisations provides something different, which ensures people from the village can access the necessary services.
“Meningitis Now was chosen as the main beneficiary, due to the personal experience of our chairman who tragically lost her young son to this terrible disease.
“The event went brilliantly and a great time was had by all! We would again like to thank everyone who sponsored the event and also those who attended on the night and so generously parted with their hard earned cash. We now wish the organisers for 2016 every success with their event!”
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