A NIGHT to remember the life of a beloved mum-of-four raised more than £3,000 for charity last month.

A glamorous charity ball took place at the Beggars Reach Hotel on September 15, in memory of Nina Buck from Neyland.

She died suddenly in 2008, aged just 41.

Her eldest daughter Eleri was just 13, and the experience of losing her mum prompted her to raise awareness of sudden death, so other families can get checked out.

"We did not expect to lose my mum," said Eleri.

A fit, healthy young woman, the cause of Nina's death was established as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

"Before this devastating loss in our lives we were unaware that SADS existed," Eleri said.

"I have been raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) since 2014, and feel by doing this I am able to give something back to my mum for everything she did for me and my family."

CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to affected families.

It has also developed a heart screening programme and undertakes medical research.

Together with one of Nina's closest friends, Jane Williams, Eleri organised a fantastic night of fundraising to celebrate her beautiful mum's life.

The evening included a three-course meal, entertainment from Lucy Jones, Sophie Adams, Matt Baker and DJ Rob Thomas, photography by Sam Walton, a raffle and auction.

Among the 152 guests were Eleri's dad Jim, and her three sisters Fleur, Lucy and Daisy

"There is only one word to describe the night, unforgettable," said Eleri.

"It is a night that will live in our memory for ever and ever. Everyone was so generous, I'm still overwhelmed by it.

"The evening was more of a success than we ever could have imagined, raising a total of £3,300 for this truly amazing charity.

"Everyone had a magical time, and as you looked around the room you could see people smiling from ear to ear enjoying themselves, but at the same time raising funds and awareness of CRY.

"What happened to my mum, I will never truly understand but I knew there was one thing I could take from it and that was to make a change by raising awareness of this charity," said Eleri.