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Diners tucked into a tasty meal and raised money for charity at the same time when they joined a special  ‘come dine’ evening.

West Norfolk Mayor Barry Ayres and his wife Christine, held a Come Dine with Mayor evening at The Spice Inn, King’s Lynn, on Monday.

It was a full house as the 30 diners helped to raise around £350 for the mayor’s chosen charities, the Prince’s Trust, King’s Lynn and the Mini Kandoo Club.

Based at Lynnsport, the club is aimed at younger children with disabilities and encourages them to take part in sporting activities, get fit and have fun.

The Prince’s Trust offers a range of support for young people.

The Indian restaurant, in London Road, donated a prize and held a raffle to boost funds.

Diners were also treated to a short session of Alpine horn music by two professional musicians, Helen and Neil Grundy, who perform as the Holcombe Duo.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves. It was a first class evening,” said Mr Ayres.

The diners included deputy mayor Colin Manning and his wife, Julie.

The dining event was the first of a series Mr Ayres plans to hold throughout his year in office.

The next meal will be at Marriott’s Warehouse on Lynn’s South Quay followed by a meal at The Rathskeller on another occasion.

Mr Ayres also hopes to spread his ‘come dine’ evenings further  afield with similar events, possibly in Downham Market and Hunstanton.