BREAMORE House held its own Children in Special Needs event on Friday, raising more than £1,700 for local youngsters.

The ancient Great Hall hosted a sparkling evening of wine tasting in aid of The Sarah Kinsley Fund, the local charity that helps|children and young people with special needs.

Doone and Michael Hulse opened their doors and welcomed scores of guests to sample 34 wines supplied by expert Chris Gilbey of Stevens Garnier and New Forest cheeses provided by Mike Smales of Lyburn Cheese.

Between courses, guests feasted their eyes on the works of outstanding local artists Anne Lintonbon, Kristina Richards, Naomi White, Maureen Davies and Kate Charman.

Fund chairman Dr Janet McGee said: “The trustees and committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to all who contributed.”

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