Focus Foundation has raised £131,708 for Sussex-based charities at its latest Winter Ball on Saturday 3rd February.
The black tie-event attracted 450 people from local business and played host to the live grand finale of the Sussex Superstars, a community talent show, with performances from five finalists.
The funding is directed at charities that support one of its three core pillars: underprivileged children and young people, mental health initiatives and community projects.
Half of funds raised have been ringfenced for local charities, Children With Cancer Fund, You Raise Me Up, Brighton Table Tennis Club, Kangaroos Mid-Sussex and Brighton Therapy Centre, with the other half has been distributed to other qualifying charities and projects in the county.
Chris Goodman, Co-Founder & Trustee of Focus Foundation said: “These funds will have a huge impact on our charity beneficiaries and will allow us to continue making a positive and lasting difference to the people and communities they support.”
Headline sponsor for this year's event was Giacom with supporting sponsors Gamma, TalkTalk, Skerritts, Creative Pod, HSBC, ITS and event partner E3 Events.