Time turned back to the twenties

Ben Quilter
Ben Quilter

GUESTS and musicians brought the Twenties roaring back to life for a Bognor Regis-based charity.

The themed ball for 4Sight raised more than £8,000 to leave its fundraisers thrilled.

Tess Drew, the charity’s fundraising manager, said: “The evening was fantastic and enjoyed by all who attended.

“The very special occasion was organised to celebrate the end of the charity’s 90th anniversary year of helping blind and partially-sighted people in the county. It took place at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Walberton.

“The evening was immersed in the glitz and glamour of the 1920s. All the guests got into the swing of things by dressing up for the occasion.”

Master of ceremonies Richard Young kept everyone entertained with trivia and questions about 1921 when the charity was founded as the West Sussex Association for the Blind.

Entertainment came from Lee Payne, from the Sky1 show, Got To Dance, whose routine as a Twenties-style hoofer amazed the guests.

An inspirational and honest after-dinner speech by inspirational Team GB Paralympian Ben Quilter was followed by a brilliant set from The Swing Ninja.

4Sight helps more than 3,000 people across West Sussex.