Held at Chesford Grange, Warwick, the Scotty’s Little Soldiers Annual Charity Ball celebrated everyone involved with the charity this year, from businesses to individual fundraisers…

Guests enjoyed a three-course meal, live music and award ceremony, coupled with fundraising activity which included a silent auction and table games such as pass the parcel.

Guests also brushed shoulders with Coronation Street stars who turned up on the night to support the charity. Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald) Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow), Joe Duttine (Tim Metcalfe) and Sally Carman (Abi Franklin) were joined by Britain’s Got Talent Winner, Magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones, who performed at the event.

Speaking on this year’s event, Scotty’s founder Nikki Scott said: “On what is always an emotional night, it was once again amazing to see so many people that support the work, we do under one roof. This is our eight ball and they seem to get bigger and better each year. We managed to raise over £28,000, which is incredible, and I want to thank everyone who turned up, had fun and donated on the night.”

Nikki delivered a moving speech which ended with her discussing a particularly personal event, the finding of a black book in late husband Lee’s memory box. It was a book Lee had with him in Afghanistan and had used to make notes during briefings. On the very last page, the very last line Lee wrote read: ‘We will make life better.’

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