Around £10,500 was raised for the Royal British Legion at PKF’s Poppy Ball attended by 250 people at Great Yarmouth racecourse’s Lord Nelson stand.
"It was a fantastic event and a spectacular outcome," said Michael Muskett, senior partner in East Anglia for PKF Accountants & business advisers. "It's a tribute not only to the work of the Legion and its 90th anniversary but to the goodwill of so many people who sponsored or supported the evening and who gave, with incredible generosity, to the charity auction and raffle."
Mr Muskett handed over a cheque for proceeds from the Poppy Ball to Paul Williams, chairman of Great Yarmouth Royal British Legion and Irene Williams, its secretary and treasurer.
Mark Duffield, partner in Aldreds chartered surveyors, was auctioneer for the evening, enticing some remarkable bids for items ranging from the use of a house in France for a week's holiday to a football signed by Norwich City's Premier League bound team.
Among guests were Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis and Bruno Peek, the man who inspired the national Great Poppy Party Weekend. The evening included a three-course meal, piped in by local Sea Cadets, and ended with dancing to the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band.