LEGAL eagles from Clarke & Son Solicitors along with fellow Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters had a ball raising more than £22,500 for the charity.

As part of the legal firm’s continued support for the charity, the Winchester Road-based company hosted a black-tie charity ball at Oakley Hall on September 22.

The night featured comedy legend Adger Brown, magician Andy Reay, and live music from Boom Town, as ball guests dug deep to support a live and silent auction which featured a selection of prizes including rare signed celebrity memorabilia and artwork.

This event is part of the solicitor’s three-year campaign to raise £50,000 for the charity.

Darren Lovegrove, marketing manager at Clarke & Son, said: “After six months of planning, everyone at Clarke & Son is delighted that the charity ball was such a success and that everyone had a great time.

“The team is grateful to our clients and many Ark Cancer Centre Charity supporters who came along to support the charity.

"The money that was raised will be match-funded by Greenham Common Trust through The Good Exchange portal, and this means that the ball will have resulted in a £22,500 donation, which is terrific.”

The money raised by from the charity ball will go towards the £5m which is being raised for the state-of-the-art cancer centre, which will offer a range of support services and complementary therapies are available alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments in a calm and uplifting environment.

To date, £1.6million has been raised for the charity.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity said: “The support from the Clarke & Son team has been amazing.

“This was an ambitious fundraising event and it is great that the hard work of Darren and everyone at Clarke & Son, and the generosity of those who came to the ball, has resulted in a super sum being raised for the charity.”