A FAMILY festival in the grounds of Broughton Hall held in memory of a Silsden woman who recently died from cancer has been hailed a great success.

The first ever So, Sally Can Wait festival was held in memory of mother of four, Sally Major from Silsden, who died in April aged just 33 following a battle with bowel cancer.

And despite it not being the best of weather, families turned out in force for a day of live music, dancing and plenty of activities and games for all the family.

The beautiful tones of Josh Hindle, Lucas Watt and Ellie Carpendale echoed around the walled garden while Frozen’s Ana and DJ Wilko really got the children's party started with sing-and-dance-along.

Raspberry Tortoise led by Sally’s Uncle, Simon Roadnight, really got the everyone going with their rendition of So, Sally Can Wait, accompanied by Sally’s Mum and Sisters.

As evening approached, Not The Impostors got the crowd rocking, and The Broughton Blues Band, resurrected just for the occasion, brought the event to a close with singing, dancing and much laughter, a fitting end to a fantastic day.

The festival also raised more than £6,000 for the So, Sally Can Wait campaign.

Liam Major, Sally's husband, thanked everyone for their support and said how he and his family had been greatly touched.

“I am determined, just as Sally was, to make changes for young people with cancer, particularly bowel cancer, and to prevent other people from facing the same fate as Sally," he said.

"Sally will certainly not have died in vain, I will make sure of it.”

The So, Sally Can Wait campaign sets out to raise awareness of bowel cancer and how a simple blood test can detect the cancer in its early stages. It also aims to lobby the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to help younger people have better access to care.

A spokesman for the organisers said more than 1,200 people took part in the festival, which may take place again next year.

“After a well-earned rest we will consider whether to go again next year. But we might just need some patio heaters to help keep folk warm on a windy Yorkshire day."