EXCITEMENT is mounting as a unique celebration is just one week away.

Knutsford Primary Schools Midsummer Floral Extravaganza Ball at Stock Farm Barn on Friday, June 14 is a sell-out.

Every year parents from four of the town’s primary schools host a black-tie event to raise vital funds for pupils.

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Parents enjoy meeting each otherParents enjoy meeting each other (Image: Amy Hallam)

Last year, an Oscars Night themed ball raised £8,400.

The event, now in its 22nd consecutive year, gives parents the chance to get together and socialise with friends.

Helen Boardman, of Knutsford Primary Schools Ball organising committee, said: “The atmosphere is electric.

“There is a great community spirit.

A drinks reception is held as guests arriveA drinks reception is held as guests arrive (Image: Amy Hallam)

“The arrival moment is magical, seeing everyone dressed up.

“It feels like a wedding, but better, like a grown up prom.

“We all enjoy a great night out. It’s like a reunion, seeing people you might not have met up with all year.”

Guests celebrated the 80s at a previous ballGuests celebrated the 80s at a previous ball (Image: Supplied)

Canapes are served outside as guests arrive and this is followed by a formal dinner, auction and raffle.

Helen said: “We can’t wait for guests to experience the most wonderful Midsummer Floral Extravaganza Ball with a drinks reception, magical dining in the grand barn under twinkling lights and then spilling out onto our lawned gardens or around cosy firepits.

Guests love dancing the night awayGuests love dancing the night away (Image: Supplied)

“Live music plays and people dance the night away.

“The dance floor is a moment of pure joy.

“We end up bouncing around to Take That’s Never Forget, which has become our anthem.”

The ball is run by a committee of volunteers from the parent teacher association of Bexton Primary School and nursery, Egerton Primary School, Manor Park Primary School and nursery and St Vincent De Paul Catholic Primary School.

Proceeds are shared between the four schools who spend the money on various items including sports facilities, play equipment, trips, educational resources and books.

Around 200 parents and supporters will attend this year’s event, which is generously backed by local firms.

A celebration brochure will be distributed to around 1,000 families after the ball with pictures of the event and information about all the sponsors.

Tomorrow Wellness, which is opening the UK’s first specialist cardiovascular wellness clinic on Regent Street this month, is the headline sponsor.

Chief executive officer David Willis said: “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

“Heart attacks, strokes, aneurysms and dementia, 90 per cent of these deaths are preventable so your cardiovascular health is the best indicator of your overall health.

“We are on a mission to empower as many people as possible to stop this from happening.

“We can’t wait to be open and help improve the health of the local community.”