Darlington law firm, Latimer Hinks, has shared a charitable donation of 10,000 between three local charities. The money was raised by clients and associates at the fifth Latimer Hinks Summer Ball. The charities the County Durham Foundation, TFM and Magic 1170s Cash for Kids, and the Great North Air Ambulance each received 3,333.33. These latest donations bring the total amount of charitable funds raised by the firms biennial summer balls to nearly 35,000. Anne Elliott, partner at Latimer Hinks said: For more than a century, Latimer Hinks has made a valuable contribution to the Darlington community. I feel incredibly humbled by the generosity of the firms clients and associates. The Latimer Hinks Summer Ball continues to make great contributions to north east charities - all of whom undertake essential work to support people throughout our region. The fifth Summer Ball was held at Wynyard Hall in May. The black-tie event included a four course meal, a charitable auction and a raffle prize draw. Helping to ensure donations reached an event record of 10,000, HSBC bank generously contributed to the fund mirroring donations for for the first 1000. Anne added: Everyone involved in our Summer Ball should be rightly proud of this latest achievement.