A recent charity dinner hosted by Carbis Bay Estate at the Ugly Butterfly raised £160k for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

The evening brought together some of the south west’s most talented chefs – Adam Handling, Jude Kereama, Paul Ainsworth, Chris McClurg, Eddy Rains, Jamie Park, Tim Kendall, Simon Davies, Craig Barrett and South West Junior Chef of the Year, Freya Barrett, who put together an array of personalised dishes using the best of local, seasonal Cornish produce.

Compered by Daphne Skinnard along with performances from the Cornwall Youth Choir, Shane Solomon and West End star Lucie Jones who delighted the audience with songs from musicals including Les Misérables and Wicked.

Renowned  artist, Sherree Valentine Daines, painted live a seascape canvas during the evening which was donated to the auction along with the many unique auction lots generously received from Cornwall businesses and beyond.

Stephen Baker of Carbis Bay said: “We are so delighted to have raised so much for such a worthwhile cause. Carbis Bay Estate is very proud to support Cornwall Air Ambulance, which is such an important part of the emergency services in the south west.

“We look forward to raising more funds for them with our Coastal Christmas Market this December and invite all to come along for some festive cheer for such a great cause.”