A glittering array of famous faces helped raise £89,000 for Haven House Children's Hospice at last night’s annual Autumn Ball.

The black tie event, sponsored by City brokerage firm Redburn and The Health Lottery ELM Ltd, was held at the exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane on Thursday 8 October. 

TV presenter and Heart Radio DJ Mark Wright, a Haven House ambassador, hosted the ball and attended with his wife, actress and model Michelle Keegan. 

ITV1 presenter Richard Arnold was the auctioneer on the night and entertained guests with his exuberant wit.  

Stars who attended included Haven House Patron Barry Hearn, his son Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter and Director of the Professional Darts Corporation, TV personality Michelle Heaton, Mitch Winehouse, Janis Winehouse and model Casey Batchelor.

Prized lots which went under the hammer included a one-week stay for 10 guests at the illustrious Azzurra Castle on Grenada in the West Indies, sold for £7,000.

After a three-course dinner guests were shown a short film featuring Haven House children George and Ruby-Mo, and their mums Jade Morgan and Kiran Madan.

Both Jade and Kiran were present at the ball and received a standing ovation from the teary-eyed audience. 

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House Children’s Hospice, said: “This year’s ball was even bigger than last year and we’re delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount.

“Everyone in the room was there to have a good time, but most importantly to support local life-limited children and their families.

“It was brilliant to see so many celebrities who are clearly committed to the cause and I would like to thank all of our guests for their exceptional generosity.”

Mark Wright, Haven House Celebrity Ambassador, added: “I was delighted to host the Autumn Ball.

“Haven House does amazing work in supporting life-limited children and it was brilliant to help raise vital funds on the night.”