A GROUP of Musselburgh mums have raised a whopping £11,000 at their annual Ladies Glitterball event to help Tranent boy Luke Stewart with his cancer treatment in Mexico.

The event gives women a chance to get dressed up and have a good time together while helping different charities each year.

This was the fifth Ladies Glitterball, held at Eskmills in Musselburgh.

Funds raised supported the huge fundraising campaign for seven-year-old Luke, who is receiving treatment in Mexico for a rare brain tumour known as a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

The family faced a tough decision to travel abroad to access a specialist course of therapy after treatment offered in the UK could not give any guarantees.

Mum Jennifer Ure Stewart and her husband Mark travelled to Monterrey Valle Oriente hospital in the country with Luke and his two brothers to undergo a course of intra-arterial chemotherapy treatment.

The ongoing treatment is being funded by a community campaign which has so far raised more than £181,000 for the family.

Event spokeswoman Gayle Durham said: “Our team decided to donate all that we raised on the night to #HelpLuke to contribute in a small way to ensuring his continuing medical bills will be met.

“His mum Jen has always come to our events and always donates gifts to raffles we do on the night.”

Guests received the red carpet treatment and were piped in on arrival, receiving a glass of bubbly.

There was a photographer on hand from Ron Taylor Studios for ladies who wished to buy a memento of their evening together, with a donation going to the fund.

The guests also enjoyed a light buffet and entertainment which was provided by the Glitterball DJ and MGA Academy of Performing Arts.

Other attractions were a raffle and silent auction, which were supported by local businesses.

BLO Hairdressers in Musselburgh ensured the guests’ crowning glory was looking its best on the night and Jackie Jack offered glitter tattoos, donating a percentage of takings to the charity.

Gayle added: “We raised an amazing £11,000 and would like to say a huge thank you for all the donations which added to the success of the evening and to the phenomenal amount of money we raised.”

Meanwhile, Luke and mum Jennifer were preparing to fly home from the latest round of treatment in Mexico, his ninth in six months, on Tuesday this week to be reunited with the rest of their family.

They say he has shown remarkable progress since beginning the therapy.

Jennifer said: “Can’t wait to see everyone and Luke is so very excited too.

“Thank you so much everyone, you make this possible for us. We must keep Luke in Mexico on these treatments.”

To find out more about Luke’s story and support the family, go to justgiving.com/crowdfunding/AllHelpLuke