The Mirror Ball’s glitz and glam theme this year was all in aid of Forever Manchester’s silver anniversary and boy did the celebs embrace it.

Jessica Rabbit doppelganger Catherine Tyldesley wowed guests with her red sequinned floor-length dress (and her equally stunning voice) and Helen Flanagan and Chelsee Healey both wore silver numbers.

Tony Walsh a.k.a. Longfella had emotions flying high with his new Manctastic poem written in celebration of Forever Manchester’s 25th birthday and the night was brilliantly hosted by Rob and Wingman of Capital’s The Rob Ellis Show.

Guests were treated to a surprise performance from The Big Reunion star and ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’ singer Kavanagh, followed by Rowetta and New Order legend Peter Hook and a DJ set by Emmerdale hunk Anthony Quinlan.

This year we raised over £40,000 and we have to thank all the acts, our sponsors (Celsi Couture, ANS Group, Quooker and QDOS Fitness), Verdure Floral Design and of course our committed ambassadors Andrew Trott-Barn, Natalie Gray, Daisy Whitehouse, Susie Bell and Siobhan Hanley who made the night happen.

Andrew Trott-Barn says, “Wow! What a fantastic night. Our aim was to make this year’s Mirror Ball bigger and better and it certainly was. The guests were wonderful and we raised over £40k for Forever Manchester in this important 25th year for the charity. Thank you so much to everyone who came along making it yet another special night.”

Nick Massey, chief executive of Forever Manchester adds, “Last night’s Mirror Ball was a super start to our 25th year celebrations. Andrew and his team have more than tripled the figure they raised last year and we are extremely grateful to them. This level of donation will be invaluable to the local groups and initiatives that we support. Here’s to the rest of the year being as successful as last night.”

Follow @4EVERManchester @The_Mirror_Ball and #themirrorball2014 to see what everyone has to say about the night and check out the photos here.

Watch this space for news of the next Mirror Ball… the Halloween Spectacular.