Celebrities donned black ties and glitzy dresses to raise more than £50,000 for a north Kent charity in a Gatsby style ball.

Location Location Location star Phil Spencer and Strictly's Brendan Cole were just some of the names who attended the Great Gatsby Orange Ball, raising £53,652 for Ellenor.

Ellenor serves north Kent and Bexley to provide hospice care for children and adults facing terminal illness.

Guests were welcomed by Phil Spencer and Good Morning Britain co-presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing star Charlotte Hawkins, both patrons of the charity, at the event at Shertaon Grand, Park Lane.

Claire Cardy, chief executive of Ellenor said: “We all had a fantastic evening and the feedback has been exceptional. We would like to thank all our patrons, guests and everyone who has supported us.

"Monies raised could fund our new children’s team clinical lead role, which facilitates provision of holistic specialist palliative care, planning, education and support to both patients and families."

Former England cricket captain Chris Cowdrey acted as auctioneer and took bids on items including a week’s stay for eight people at Chalet Chardonneret.

Guests included sculptor Guy Portelli, corporate partners Ward & Partners, Thomson Snell & Passmore, AdvoGroup, Berkeley Homes, Countryside Properties, Martin Tolhurst and Esquire Developments.

The demand for Ellenor services is rising and will grow even more in the future with the charity caring for more than 2,500 people every year.