The Sunflower Barn Dance at Arreton Manor, Isle of Wight. From right to left, Debbie Stone, Karen Eeles, Jane Gibbs, manor owner Julia Gray-Ling and Andrew Gibbs of Andrew's Allstars. Picture by Laura Holme.
REVELLERS grabbed their Stetsons and dosey-doed down to the great Sunflower Barn Dance on Friday night in aid of an Isle of Wight charity.
Held at Arreton Manor, which donated its facilities free of charge, party-goers took their partners by the hand to help raise more than £1,000 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Around 80 people donned their dancing shoes and square-danced the night away to music by Andy’s Allstars.
Karen Eeles, senior fundraiser at the hospice, praised the "massive collaboration" with local businesses and individuals which ensured the barn dance was a huge success.
Donations included meat, cheese and other ingredients for the ploughman’s supper provided by Medina Meats and DJ Hunts, and heaters and the car park lights loaned by HSS.
Meanwhile, David Cotchin donated a barrel of beer he won in a previous hospice raffle at the White Lion, and which the pub delivered to the manor.