A CHARITY ball inspired by Wirral James Bond star Daniel Craig has raised more than £20,000 for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

More than 250 people attended the event, hosted by Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler, which took place in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral’s Luytens Crypt.

Wirral-educated Craig's support of the charity led to a theme of Bond-inspired glamour for the event, which featured a fun ‘Casino Royale’, photo booth, live music and dancing until late.

Although the Hollywood star himself couldn’t be there, he sent a message of support to Clatterbridge and urged people to give all they can to the charity.

It read: "People close to me have received treatment from the amazing staff at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

"So I would urge everybody to do all they can to support to Clatterbridge in providing vital cancer treatment and research to the people of Merseyside, Cheshire and beyond".

Guests also got to hear from an inspirational teenager who has raised over £12,000 for the charity.

Charlie Witter, 18, from Nantwich received treatment for brain tumour at Clatterbridge in 2011 and has organized many fundraising events including, most recently a trek along the Great Wall of China.

Charlie spoke passionately about fundraising for Clatterbridge and was applauded by everyone in the room for his courage and determination.

Clatterbridge Head of Fundraising, Karen Swale, said "The evening was a fantastic success and everybody connected with the charity is delighted at the incredible amount of money we’ve raised to benefit the 27,000 patients that we see each year.

“We are really grateful to everybody who attended, to all our sponsors and to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for making the event so special.”