EVERYONE had a ball at The Courthouse in Knutsford to raise more than £4,000 for Knutsford Community First Responder Trust.

Guests were welcomed to the trust’s second Heartbeat Ball with bucks fizz, while live piano music was provided by internationally-renowned pianist Mark Hendry from The Live Piano Experience.

Trust chairman Sal Thompson presented a run-down of the Trust’s activities over the past year, which was followed by an interview by TV producer Dave Waters with Charlotte Carney, 23, who had a heart transplant last year following a cardiac screening.

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Charlotte Carney being interviewed by Dave Waters

A meal was followed by a raffle and auction, hosted by MC for the evening Pete Thompson.

The funds raised on the night will support the Trust’s work of the over its four operational areas, community First Responders, Heartstart courses, defibrillator provision and Management and cardiac screening.

Debbie Dixon, who manages a memorial fund with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), pledged £5,000 to fund the Trust’s next cardiac screening event.

The evening continued with tricks from Peter Turner aka Fusion the Magician, and dancing into the small hours with DJ Pete Deane.