THERE was an out of this world response to DECADeANCE at Cowes Yacht Haven.

"Space" was the theme and there was very little of it as more than 700 people crammed into the venue to party Saturday night away.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice will again benefit from the ninth annual DECADeANCE and early receipts indicated that the more than £9,000 raised last year would be equalled.

Appropriately the night was billed as Closer Encounters of the Ninth Kind.

Organiser DJ Tony Martin said: "Everyone's incredible efforts produced, as ever, amazingly decadent outfits.

"Fundraising on the night was boosted by space-themed cocktails, the Stellar Casino, face painting and the Delightfully Decadent Draw.

"We hope to at least match the total raised last year.

"Next year, of course, the theme will be A Decade of DECADeANCE."