Rossendale Hospice annual Christmas Ladies' Lunch, Nino's Restaurant, Rawtenstall

PUBLISHED: 23:08 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:38 20 February 2013

Michelle Yearsley, Julia Bentham and Kay Whittaker

Michelle Yearsley, Julia Bentham and Kay Whittaker

Rossendale Hospice annual Christmas Ladies' Lunch raised £19,000 – thanks to the ex-Coronation Street heart-throb Keith Duffy.

Rossendale Hospice annual Christmas Ladies Lunch raised 19,000 thanks to the ex-Coronation Street heart-throb Keith Duffy. Keith, who rose to fame in Boyzone, acted as auctioneer and boosted business by offering kisses to anyone bidding over 500.

Prizes at the glamorous lunch, held at Ninos Restaurant, Rawtenstall, included cut and style for 12 months at Freddies, a trip to a log cabin in Windermere, Manchester United memorabilia and tickets, and a tour around Coronation Street.

Photography: Anna Mcmullan at AJM Photography

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