IMAGES: Biggins helps raise £210k at Harrogate ball

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Actor Christopher Biggins joined over 600 guests raising funds for children’s charity Barnardo’s at Yorkshire’s annual Firecracker Ball at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate.

A staggering £210k was raised on the night bringing the total raised over the past 13 years to over £1.7m.

Actor Christopher Biggins with compere 'Willy Wonka' aka Jon Hammond. (S)

Actor Christopher Biggins with compere 'Willy Wonka' aka Jon Hammond. (S)

Brit Award winning singer-songwriter Lemar wowed the audience at the Willy Wonka-themed event when he performed hits and then joined guests to dance the evening away as band The Kitts performed.

Well-known in the local business world, Jon Hammond was compere for the evening and entered into the spirit of the occasion dressed as Willy Wonka.