Ball raises £16,000

A GLAMOROUS charity ball raised £16,000 for an emergency helicopter.

X Factor winner Joe McElderry was a surprise performer at an annual fundraising ball for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

Businessman and TV personality Duncan Bannatyne, who lives in Wynyard, joined the pair at the fundraiser at the Marriott Hotel, in Gosforth Park, Newcastle, that raised £16,000.