A black tie charity banquet in Southampton has raised more than £1000 and counting for a new community centre and for local charities.

Gods Mercy Revival Ministries (GOMERM) held its second annual black tie charity banquet in aid of its building project and two charities - Mission's Basics Bank and Street Pastors.

Street Pastors run patrols in community areas to help people stay safe when they are out, and Mission's Basics Bank provide free food and clothing for those in need.

One of the organisers, Dr Jonathan Okhiku, said: "We are currently using a temporary location at a school, so we hope to build a dedicated venue to provide services like counselling and food for the homeless.

"We plan to raise future funds and have lined up activities to achieve this, such as a Charity Race, cake sales, car boot sales, and a car wash.

"A lot of our invitees, including the two charities, were pleased with our event and look forward to coming back in the future."

The event, which was hosted by WAVE 105 radio presenter Mark Collins, featured a three-course dinner, live saxaphone music, photography and raffle draws.

There was also a professional children's entertainer who thrilled guests with puppets, circus skills and plate spinning.

Among those present were Chris Davis MBE, who received an award from Pastor Oluseyi Asiyanbi, known as Pastor Seyi, on behalf of Southampton City Mission's Basics Bank for his contribution to the community.

Sandra Lambros and Mike Sarson also received an award on behalf of Southampton Street Pastors in recognition of their work.