TRINITY Winchester raised over £19,000 at their annual black-tie dinner.

Hosted in support of World Homeless Day, the event welcomed 150 supporters to the Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill. for an evening of fundraising and entertainment.

Magician Mike Brown went from table to table, showing the numerous tricks up his sleeve and The West End Rats provided live music for the evening.

Guest speaker Melissa Butler-Smith shared her own personal experience with Trinity and explained how it helped her reach where she is now; the head chef, responsible for bringing donated food to clients of the charity.

The main event of the evening was the live auction, with prizes ranging from tickets to the British Open Golf in Royal Portrush to fly fishing on the Newton Stacey Estate.

A raffle and silent wine auction included more prizes to be won, including fine wines that had been donated by supporters and local business throughout Winchester.

Sue McKenna, chief executive at Trinity, said: “We are really delighted with the amount raised for Trinity at the black-tie dinner.

“It was a truly special evening and we were overwhelmed by the sheer generosity from both the supporters and sponsors, they have made a huge difference to support our vital work.’’

Trinity Winchester offers support to over 600 homeless and vulnerable people every year, with services open 6 days a week.

Next year’s event has already been announced to take place on October 11.