The Round the World Clipper Ball at the KC Stadium this weekend was a huge success!  Thanks to all those who attended and made the night go with a Swing!  Talking of Swing - Mr Swing's Dance Orchestra were a huge hit and had people shaking their stuff on the dance-floor all evening. The team from Gelder & Kitchen won the prize for the Best Nautical Table Centre Piece with their fantastic lighthouse scene and teams from each table got roped in to the Knot-tying relay after dinner - there were some very strange versions of Bowlines, Sheetbends and Round turn and two half-hitches being produced but Hull & Humber Skipper Piers and fellow crew member Michael Rouse helped adjudicate to ensure there was no cheating!
While lots of nautical fun was had by all - let's not forget that there was also another purpose to the night - and that was to raise as much money as possible for the DebRA charity.  So with huge thanks to Caroline Davies - from BBC Look North - who stepped up to the microphone to encourage people to part with their money for the auction and fellow BBC presenter Peter Levy - who as well as dancing the night away also stepped up to draw the raffle, the evening raised just under £1900 for DebRA.

If you didn't get a chance to attend on the evening you can still help to be part of this success by sponsoring me - remember I'm trying to raise an equivalent of £1 for every mile raced during my Clipper adventure! Please go to my justgiving site for Debra and donate whatever you can.  If you'd like to read more about my fundraising challenge click on the Sponsor a Race Mile tab on this page.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the Ball and to those who have already given generously.