THE owners of a family business in Bromsgrove who sadly lost their father to cancer have raised more than £5000 for Macmillan to thank their nurses for their support.

Grove Automotive, which was founded in March 2007 by Adam Grove and his late father Christopher, marked its 10th anniversary with a charity ball for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity provided valuable support to Christopher and his family before he sadly lost his cancer battle in 2011.

Adam’s wife Emma, who is part of the family business, said: “The nurses at Macmillan gave the family and Christopher a huge amount of support during his eight-year battle, making them the perfect charity to raise money for.

“We also celebrated a milestone in our business – a business that would not have lifted off the ground without Christopher’s help and support.

“The charity ball went brilliant and we are over the moon to have raised as much as we did.

“We’d like to thank all of our customers for the support they have given to reach this milestone because without them none of this would be possible.”

The car garage, which is based at Harris Business Park in Stoke Prior, saw more than 120 friends and customers attend the ball at the Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich.

An auction of raffle prizes included a 5ft metal cockerel donated by The Barn At Studley, a canal holiday from Black Prince, photography by James Dyke, Chateau Impney Hill Climb passes by Jo Williams, clay shooting lessons by Park Farm Shooting, and a ‘London experience’ donated by Bromsgrove Motor Factors.