Back, from left: Anthony Skerry, Christine Moore, Lisa Back, Richard Moore, Becki Suiter, Paul Back, Tim Suiter and Sarah McRann. Front, from left Mervyn Wiles of Red Wellies, Katie Skerry and Zena Penty of West Norfolk Mind. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A family fun afternoon raised more than £9,000 for two West Norfolk charities.

Fundraising committee Heads Together held a ‘charity boogie afternoon’ in Grimston with music, a bar, bucking bronco and a bouncy castle.

The event was attended by 275 people and supported by a number of local businesses who donated money and more than 50 raffle prizes, including a TV, a meal for four at a pop-up restaurant and a child’s battery operated car.

Cheques for £4,600 were presented to Mervyn Wiles from brain tumour charity Red Wellies, which recently announced its closure and Zena Penty of West Norfolk Mind.

The charities were chosen in memory of friends and family members who had died as a result of a brain tumour and mental health issues.

Organiser Katie Skerry said: “We were very pleased with how it went and would like to thank everyone who supported us.”

Mrs Skerry said particular thanks were due to Motonova Finance, Nigel Chettleburgh and Linsey Rasberry, Owsley Brown Catering Company, Anglia Car Auctions and T.M. Browne, as well as everyone else who made donations.