ALMOST £2,500 was raised for a charity set up by two friends who organise weddings for terminally ill people.

Catherine Evans and Vikki Sagar set up 'A Magical Wedding Wish' to organise weddings free of charge for people who are dying to give them their last chance of happiness.

The money was raised at the inaugural ball at the Holiday Inn and has already helped fund two weddings.

Catherine said: "It was an amazing night. The place looked beautiful and we sold 155 tickets to wedding suppliers and local businesses. It was black tie and some of the gowns were beautiful."