St Leonard's Hospice Sunflower Ball, York Racecourse

St Leonard's Hospice in York is celebrating its silver jubilee in style after raising a staggering �53,550 at its Sunflower Ball.

St Leonard’s Hospice in York is celebrating its silver jubilee in style after raising a staggering �53,550 at its Sunflower Ball.

More than 560 guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening at York Racecourse that included a five-course meal, entertainment from The University of York Jazz Quartet, an art exhibition, grand prize draw, charity casino and silent auction.

Sunflower Ball committee chairman Helen Williams said: ‘We were expecting the recession to affect the amount we raised, but thanks to the generosity of everyone, we far exceeded our expectations.’

It costs �3.3 million a year to run St Leonard’s Hospice. To find out how you can help, visit their website at www.stleonardshospice.org.uk.Photographs by Kim Hodgson

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