Expectations were high as over 600 people arrived at the Honorary Artillery Company in the heart of London to celebrate the Lighthouse Club’s 60th anniversary at this year’s Summer Ball on 9 July.

The occasion was marked in style along with long-term supporter the Construction Plant-hire Association, which was also celebrating its 75th anniversary. An online silent auction fuelled everyone’s competitive nature and the star of the show, a ‘gold digger’ donated by Kubota raised £26,000.

In total the evening raised £75,000. Bill Hill, chief executive of The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, said: ”We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors, everyone that assisted in the organising of the event and helped on the night and of course, all our guests who dug deep to make our 60th Anniversary Ball such a huge success. We cannot thank you enough”,