The 100 Property Club raised a record £65,000 at its annual Christmas bash at London’s Dorchester hotel last night.

The club, which comprises mainly property developers, investors and agents to the south and west of London, was helped by a £25,000 contribution from General Demoliton and self-storage group Big Yellow and guest speaker, Dead Ringers star Jon Culshaw, who donated his fee.

General Demolition boss Colin McLoughlin and Big Yellow’s Nigel Hartley identified the money as the saving from a partnering arrangement on the£1.4m demolition contract at Big Yellow’s Townmead Road site in London’s Fulham.

‘It was a fantastic night for us because we raised more than twice the amount we have ever before at the Christmas dinner,’ said the club’s charity officer Jeremy Needs.

As a result the club expects to put another 4 mini-buses on the road next year for schools dedicated to teaching children with severe, profound and complex learning and physical difficulties.