West Norfolk Mayor and Mayoress Nick and Cheryl Daubney with Canon Adrian Ling, Galton Blackiston and cadets. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

West Norfolk Mayor Nick Daubney hosted a sell-out charity meal raising thousands of pounds for his chosen charities. 

Homeless charities The Purfleet Trust and King’s Lynn Winter Night Shelter will benefit from the event, held last Friday, which raised in excess of £4,000.

Mr Daubney said: “I was thrilled that it was so well-supported. It was a glittering event and great to see the town hall so busy.

“I’m really pleased I chose those charities. I admire what they do – they do a fantastic job and that’s why people were so supportive and generous.”

The guest speaker was Galton Blackiston, owner and chef patron of the Michelin starred Morston Hall country house hotel and restaurant near Blakeney.

He spoke about his life, Morston Hall and British food. 

Guests were also able to view the town treasure the King John Cup.

Mr Daubney added: “As it was St George’s Day and the cup is one of England’s greatest treasures, it seemed appropriate to show it off.”