X Factor runner up Chris Maloney was the surprise guest at a “red, white and blue” ball staged by the Clitheroe branch of the Ribble Valley Conservative Association at Chipping’s Gibbon Bridge Hotel.
A party of 110 guests enjoyed a three-course meal and were entertained by Blackpool entertainer Peter Anthony and swing singer Ed Norr.
The surprise guest, Liverpudlian Chris Maloney, came third behind Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur in 2012’s X Factor competition.
Event organiser Kevin Horkin said: “I am delighted with the response – it was a terrific night and £5,000 was raised for the party funds.”
Event organiser Kevin Horkin with some of those who attended the ball including surprise guest Chris Maloney (far right). (s)