AN evening of style raised more than £600 for a mental health charity.

Elaine Gill hosted the event at the Talbot Hotel in Malton to raise money for Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Mind.

Elaine, an expert in colour analysis who runs a consultancy in Harrogate, hosted 30 women who learned more about developing their own colour palette for clothing that compliments their skin and colouring.

Sophie Hall, CEO at SWR Mind, said the fundraiser was a huge success: “I really enjoyed the evening even though the whole concept of having style is a bit alien to me. Apparently I need to move away from my addiction to black clothing and over-reliance on jeans for every occasion. We really appreciate Elaine volunteering her time to raise funds for us and it certainly seemed like everyone really enjoyed the evening.”