HUNDREDS of guests will be raising funds for three local charities this evening.

The Mayor of Halton, Clr Margaret Ratcliffe, is hosting her charity ball at the Select Stadium in Widnes.

Civic dignitaries will join representatives of various local groups and organisations to support the Mayor’s Fund.

Raffles and an auction will be held in aid of The Cancer Patient Support Fund at Halton Hospital, Halton Entertainment Art Regional Theatre School, and The Canal Boat Adventure Project.