Ice and fire came to Spalding when the Freshtime Futures Trust raised around £40,000 to help fund its work with young people throughout Lincolnshire.
The Fire and Ice Gala Dinner was held at Springfields Event Centre, where 500 guests enjoyed cocktails, food and top-class entertainment.
Proceeds, fromticket sales, sponsorship and money donated for luxury auction prizes, will help launch the Freshtime Futures Trust, the brainchild of leading Lincolnshire food producer Freshtime UK.
The trust will help young people aged 11 to 25 to realise their potential by providing financial support. It will allow recipients to access specialist training or apprenticeship schemes and support academic or sporting pursuits.
The main stage entertainment included Spark Fire Dance, The Supreme Fabulettes and Ian Parker and his band. BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior was host.
Some £15,000 had already been raised from Freshtime’s supplier and golf days earlier in the year.
A dedicated Freshtime Futures Trust website will be launched soon, providing details for those interested in seeking funding and those wishing to make a donation – keep an eye out on the Freshtime Futures Trust Facebook and Twitter pages .