Brighton and Sussex enjoyed a night at the musicals where 450 guests were treated to a West End themed evening of food, fundraising and entertainment at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.
The annual Midsummer charity Ball, sponsored by Skerritts, supports the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, along with Action Medical Research, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chestnut Tree House and The Starr Trust raising funds to help young people in Sussex.
The Ball raised an incredible £100,000!
The event is well-known for its Strictly Come Dancing-style dance competition each year, and this year took it one step even further with a ‘Musicals’ theme with six local personalities take part in the charity challenge.
Those challenged to entertain were; Antony Nelson representing Action Medical Research, Keris Lea for Chailey Heritage Foundation, Marcella Whittingdale and Matt Turner on behalf of Chestnut Tree House and finally Robin Cousins and Robb Starr for The Starr Trust. They were supported by dancers from Brighton Academy.
Anthony Nelson was crowned as the 2017 winner with his Gene Kelly-inspired Singing in the Rain routine, and between them the six entertainers raised over £10,720 for all the fabulous charitable causes.
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