Better Lives charity, the charitable arm of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, hosted their first charity ball at the prestigious Walton View Hotel to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The ‘imagination ball’ raised over £21,000 to enhance mental health services across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

The event was generously sponsored by Enable 2 and hosted by presenter Tanya Arnold and former rugby player Robbie Hunter Paul. Two hundred and thirty guests enjoyed Indian food by My Lahore, a charity raffle and auction, entertainment by Martin Gold and Punjabi Roots, along with the opportunity to dance the night away.

Sohan Panesar, Managing Director, P-E-C, commenting on the event, said: “A great evening, supporting a wonderful charity, an opportunity to recognise and talk about mental health, and amazing to have so many businesses both sponsoring prizes and attending.”

The evening was kindly supported by many local businesses including P-E-C, Sekhon, Narang, Inprint & Design, HB Clark, LS1 Dental, Sonic, Dexastrong, Xanadu 1816 and Sp8 Gin.

Catherine Jowitt, Head of Charity and Volunteering at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “A heartfelt thanks for the generous support of all the guests, sponsors, corporate supporters, and volunteers who made our ‘imagination ball’ such a huge success.”

The charity raises funds to enhance patient care and go over and above the core services offered. Find out more about the charity: