Bents Garden & Home 2019 charity ball raises funds for Once Upon a Smile

Siobhan Banstone and Helen Bent

Siobhan Banstone and Helen Bent - Credit: Archant

Bents Garden & Home’s annual charity ball saw more than 200 guests come together to enjoy an evening of whimsy at the enchanted themed event.

The night raised an incredible £11,480 for Once Upon a Smile, the children's bereavement charity which provides support for children who have lost a parent or sibling.

Founders of the Manchester-based charity, actors Danny Miller and Daniel Jillings, were in attendance as the evening kicked off with a drinks reception with charming live music performed by a violinist, before Kelly Willison from the charity gave a short speech on the work they do.

After a three-course meal, guests were able to take part in an auction before enjoying music from Captial FM DJ James Hall.