SETTLE'S community has raised a magnificent £4,000 over the last year for Manorlands Hospice.

In its first year, the Settle Manorlands Support Group organised two popular fundraising events - an Easter extravaganza and a Christmas shopping special, both at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club.

Members also carried out collections at Settle shops, and had a stall at the switching on of the town's Christmas lights.

They also staged a low key Settle Loop Challenge, of ten miles, which proved to be so successful they plan to do it again this year, but on a bigger scale.

Emma Carr, the group's chairman, said “Those who attended the event had some great things to say about it so we are holding it again this year and hope to attract more participants."

The Easter coffee morning event is set to go ahead again, on Easter Saturday, April 20, and will include a decorated egg competition.

Molly Ralphson, Manorlands community fundraiser said:“We are really grateful to the volunteers in Settle who are doing a fantastic job of representing Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice up in this part of the Dales, and of course to all the residents who support the events and donate to the hospice.

"Manorlands relies so much on fundraising from the local community and needs a huge £2.1 million through this source to provide the care our patients and their families need. It’s been a fantastic first full year for the group and I am excited about seeing them flourish again in 2019”.

The Settle Loop Challenge, due to take place in October, follows a route from Settle to Malham Tarn. People can walk, run or mountain bike the route, and will be rewarded with a hot meal and medal at the end. To enter online, visit: