As you’d expect from an event held by family-run firm Drakes Jewellers, this year’s Diamond Gala in aid of St Luke’s was a razzling, dazzling, sparkling success!

With its colourful, fun-filled Rio Carnival theme, the ball at the Crowne Plaza Plymouth was enjoyed by guests who kindly dug deep into their pockets for the raffle and auction prizes donated by generous local businesses. Together, they raised an incredible £24,000, which will help us make a difference to more local families going through the toughest of times.

The ball – where guests were entertained by dancers in feathered finery as well as an amazing band – was part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of Drakes Jewellers and the firm’s fourth supporting our charity, which is close to the heart of the family behind the popular business.

Monique Hirshman, Director of Drakes Jewellers and organiser of the Diamond Gala, said: “It was a wonderful night and I want to thank everybody who made it such a success. There’s no greater gift than giving and the money raised will go a long way to supporting St Luke’s vital work across the community.”

A huge thank you to all at Drakes Jewellers. In total, this big-hearted company has raised over £80,000 for our care!