A PEAKY Blinders-themed evening helped raise more than £2,700 for two charities.

The event, which took place on November 16, was jointly organised by Nicola Hill and Sher Mills to raise money for Kidney Care UK and suicide prevention charity, PAPYRUS.

The two fundraisers decided to join forces to host the Peaky Blinders Ball for the two charities which are close to their hearts – Nicola donated a kidney to her husband and Sher's son Tom Mills took his own life in 2018.

Sher was delighted with the money raised and thanked those who had help organise the event and donate prizes.

"We had a fabulous evening and raised more than £2,700," said Sher. "This will be shared between the two charities.

"It was just an absolutely wonderful evening with so many people commenting on how much they had enjoyed it.

"A huge thank you to everyone who supplied prizes for the auction and raffle.

"And a big thanks to Tracey Evans and Rachael Weston who did all the table decorations and the prize displays.

"They really are a pair of creative angels. Me and Nicky can't thank them enough."

Meanwhile, the first suicide prevention training class hosted by PAPYRUS took place in Oswestry on Saturday in the community room in Morrisons, Shrewsbury Road.

"Thank you to everyone who attended today for PAPYRUS' suicide prevention in the young course.

"It was an emotional rollercoaster for us all.

"Thank you to Rachael Roberts, Morrisons' store community champion for arranging the use of the community room.

"Let's smash the stigma of suicide!"

Sher has now organised a bag-packing event in Sainsburys, Oswestry, on Sunday, December 1 between 10am and 4pm in aid of PAPYRUS.

If anyone would like to help please contact Sher on ymechain@hotmail.com or 07484701637.