Ball celebrates the lives of Liam and Chloe

Liam's mum Caroline Curry and Chloe's parents, Mark and Lisa Rutherford, with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester, pictured at tonight's ball.
Liam's mum Caroline Curry and Chloe's parents, Mark and Lisa Rutherford, with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester, pictured at tonight's ball.

Guests at the first charity ball in aid of the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust dressed up in their finest attire to raise a toast to celebrate the much-loved couple’s lives.

Family and friends joined representatives from the world of sport and performance to enjoy an evening of music and entertainment at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead – where the couple had worked.

Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford.

Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford.

Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, who were both from South Shields, were killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack in last May, which also claimed the lives of 20 others.

The trust was created as a lasting legacy to the pair, described as “perfect” for one another, and aims to help young people with a talent in performance or sport to reach their full potential.

Already thousands of pounds have been paid out to young performers and sportspeople to support them as they follow their dreams.

Chloe was a talented performer, while Liam was a gifted cricketer.

Tonight's celebration began with a red carpet entrance, followed by a Prosecco reception.

Entertainment includes 2014 Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, along with other singers.

A host of auction prizes are also up for grabs t to help bolster the charity’s funds, with a three-course meal served.

More details about the work of the trust and how to apply for support from its team can be found through www.facebook.com/ChloeAndLiamTogetherForever/