A charity dinner for children in poverty raised enough money to give two hundred children a new pair of well-fitting quality school shoes.
The first ever Level Trust fundraising event at Ramada Encore in Luton raised £2,647 for the charity on December 19.
Young magician Neon entertained guests including MPs, Luton councillors and Beds Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins.
Level Trust director Jane Malcolm said: “If a child has sore feet and is uncomfortable, they are less likely to be able to concentrate on their studies. A good pair of school shoes is essential if a child is to fulfil their potential at school.”
At the three-course dinner, 60s band Johnny Chocolate and the Milkshakes serenaded guests and Mr Hopkins drew the raffle with prizes such as easyJet flights and a stay at Ramada Encore.
Ramada Encore has chosen Level Trust as its charity of the year and will be holding more fundraising events.
The school shoes scheme, sponsored by local Shoe Zone stores, will give shoes to four primary schools. For details visit www.leveltrust.org.