RUGBY legend Robbie Hunter-Paul and presenter Tanya Arnold hosted their first charity ball at the Walton View Hotel, in Bradford, and helped raise over £21,000 to enhance mental health services across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

The event was organised through Better Lives charity, the charitable arm of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, and sponsored by Enable 2. Two hundred and thirty guests enjoyed Indian food by My Lahore, a charity raffle and auction, entertainment by Martin Gold and Punjabi Roots, along with the opportunity to dance the night away.

Sohan Panesar, Managing Director, P-E-C, co said: “A great evening, supporting a wonderful charity, an opportunity to recognise and talk about mental health and amazing to have so many businesses both sponsoring prizes and attending.”

The evening was supported by many businesses including P-E-C, Sekhon, Narang, Inprint & Design, HB Clark, LS1 Dental, Sonic, Dexastrong, Xanadu 1816 and Sp8 Gin.

Catherine Jowitt, head of charity and volunteering at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “A heartfelt thanks for the generous support of all the guests, sponsors, corporate supporters, and volunteers who made our ‘imagination ball’ such a huge success.”

The charity raises funds to enhance patient care and go over and above the core services offered.