Toy Appeal 2019 Narnia-themed Ball

Angharad Little and Lauren Orford

Angharad Little and Lauren Orford - Credit: Archant

Over Christmas, sacks of toys were delivered to more than 5,000 children who have been nominated by schools, social workers and community centres.

Children throughout Manchester and Cheshire were full of smiles as the Narnia-themed Toy Appeal Ball helped raise a staggering £35,000 for the charity.

The glittering event, which was attended by many loyal supporters, featured a live auction with prizes including a canvas, specifically commissioned for the event, by Manchester artist Qubek.

The Toy Appeal was founded by Dee and Chris Drake, and Dee's moving speech received a standing ovation.

Guests enjoyed dinner, and dancingand the global party band Madhen and Mark Peter Promotions provided exciting entertainment.