The West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner raised almost £5,000 for charity this year.

The event, held at the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa, raised £4,600 for The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Special celebrity guest was Ted Robbins, of Phoenix Nights and BBC’s The Slammer fame.

Chamber of Commerce annual charity awards dinner 2015

More than 160 guests took part in a charity raffle and auction, with prizes ranging from luxury holidays to signed James Bond memorabilia.

In addition, the event also recognised the hard work and dedication of local businesses and organisations in bettering the region.

Chief executive of Groundwork North Wales Karen Balmer received the award for Commitment, Service & Dedication to local business.

She said: “We are delighted to receive this special award, Groundwork is committed to helping communities, businesses and individuals tackle the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by today’s society.

“It is very important to us that the Chamber of Commerce recognises and endorses the work that we deliver and we thank them for their ongoing support.”

Chamber of Commerce annual charity awards dinner 2015

The Award for Dedication to Innovation went to two young entrepreneurs Josh Brown and Tom Howarth from TechnoSpark who produce bespoke and innovative technology products, all whilst continuing in full-time education.

The charity event ultimately aims to recognise the fantastic work of the many individuals who dedicate themselves to helping others and in doing so, continue to support and develop the region.