A parody portrait of Prince Harry helped an annual charity ball raise £11,000 for a renowned Bury St Edmunds drug and alcohol rehab charity.
The painting, ‘Dirty Harry’, by street artist iCON was among the headline auction prizes at Greene King’s fifth ball in aid of Focus12.
More than 120 people flocked to the event, held at the Athenaeum, in Bury St Edmunds, on Thursday, October 23 and it has now raised more than £75,000 for the charity since it started in 2010.
Andy Yacoub, chief executive at Focus12, said: “Focus12’s association with Greene King goes back over 10 years and we’re deeply grateful for its continued support, which comes in many forms.
“We’re especially indebted to all the guests at this year’s charity ball for their generosity and support, to those who so kindly donated an eclectic and sought-after array of auction items, and to Dom South and Claire Norris, for their enthusiasm and professionalism in bringing about such a wonderful evening.
“My team and the past Focus12 clients who spoke from the heart during the evening loved every minute - we are already looking forward to 2015.”
Dom South, marketing director for Greene King, added: “We’re incredibly proud supporters of Focus12 and this year’s charity ball has been another resounding success, raising much needed funds for a very worthy cause.
“The huge turnout for the event, along with the money raised, is testament to the invaluable work done by Andy Yacoub and his team at Focus12.”