Bond cars on display at Norwich charity screening of new film Spectre

Aston Martins at the charity screening of the new James Bond film Spectre. Rob Alleguen-Porter with

Aston Martins at the charity screening of the new James Bond film Spectre. Rob Alleguen-Porter with Kate Cummings, left, and Tessa Hughff ready to step into the Riverside Odeon on the red carpet. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

All the glamour of James Bond was put on show at one of the city's cinemas as three local businesses proved that they have a licence to thrill for charity.

Several of 007's iconic cars were on display outside of Norwich's Odeon Cinema, ahead of a special screening of new Bond film Spectre, in aid of two local charities; East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH).

The event was organised by Stratton Motor Company, financial advisors, Smith and Pinching, and jewellers, Winsor Bishop, in what has become a tradition for new Bond releases.

Kate Cummings of Stratton Motor Company, co-ordinator of the event said: 'People engage so well with Bond, and as we deal with Aston Martin, the theme ties together well.

'We raised £30,000 when Skyfall was released and I would love to at least match that figure with this event. Both charities are great local causes which we're very keen to support'

On the evening, several items were auctioned off to boost the coffers, including Bond memorabilia and Aston Martin car parts.

Holly Noon, EAAA fundraising officer, said: 'Each mission we go on costs us £3,500 and we need to raise £10.2m per year just to keep flying, so events like this have a tremendous impact for us.'

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'2015 has been a really special year for us, as we're celebrating our 15th anniversary, and a glamorous event like this is a real highlight. Everyone wants to be James Bond!'

Carol Plunkett, fundraising manager of EACH added: 'This was a great show of business support, which is so important for a small team like us. This has helped us reach an audience that were perhaps not aware of what we do.'

For information on how to donate, contact Kate Cummings on kate@strattonmotorcompany.com.