IN PICTURES: Secret World Wildlife Rescue ball raises thousands of pounds

Pauline Kidner with flowers at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre charity ball. Picture: MAR

Pauline Kidner with flowers at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre charity ball. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Staff at an animal rescue charity have been bowled over after supporters raised £10,000 at the annual ball.

Fancy dress prize winners Pete and Sara Blannin with Mike Dilger and Pauline Kidner at the Secret Wo

Fancy dress prize winners Pete and Sara Blannin with Mike Dilger and Pauline Kidner at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre charity ball. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Secret World Wildlife Rescue, based in East Huntspill, hosted a circus-themed fundraising ball at the Webbington Hotel which helped it to raise money to care for its animals.

BBC broadcaster Mike Dilger compered the event which pulled together nearly 250 wildlife lovers.

Guests were treated to a disco, David Ford tribute act, a magician, a casino and a cabaret act.

Charity founder Pauline Kidner said: “The ball has helped us raise precious funds to enable us to help sick and injured animals across the South West.

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Pictur

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

“The evening went so quickly. Secret World’s annual charity ball is one of the key events in the calendar and this year’s event did not disappoint.”

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Pictur

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Pictur

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Pictur

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Pictur

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Pauline Kidner presented with flowers at the charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Pauline Kidner presented with flowers at the charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Pictur

Guests in fancy dress at a charity ball in aid of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant