GLAMOROUS partygoers flocked to a charity ball in aid of the Wight Brainy Bunch.

Organised by Co-operative Funeralcare employees at St John's Road, Ryde, the black tie event at the Lakeside Park Hotel, Wootton, raised £500.

Guests enjoyed a three-course meal featuring some of the very best of Island produce and a raffle — bidding on lots including afternoon tea at Yelf's Hotel, Ryde, some specialised Isle of Wight glass Christmas baubles, and a night in a cabin in Newchurch.

Lesley Borton, funeral co-ordinator, said: "There was a lot of good natured bidding ­— the raffle went well and included a very large basket hamper.

"This was our second year of holding the event, but there was still just as much work that went into organising it, so we are really glad it was another success.

"The food was delicious. In fact, we have already booked in a date for our third event at the Lakeside hotel on June 27."

Almost 40 people attended the event, including representatives from The Wight Brainy Bunch.

Kathryn Grimes, who founded the charity with her husband Mark, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, said: "We are still a relatively new and small charity, and usually rely on arranging our own events to raise funds, so to have such wonderful support from Ryde Co-op Funeralcare this year is incredible."

The charity said there were more than 100,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK, with more children and adults under the age of 40 dying of brain tumours than from any other form of cancer.