FRIENDS of Airedale has received a donation of £250 from Cowling based New2U.

Andrea Moore and Thalia Burton from New2U presented a cheque to representatives of the charity, which is based at Airedale Hospital, Steeton, last month.

The New2U shop accept donations of clothing, toys, books and bric-a-brac to sell, then gives proceeds to various local charities.

Andrea said; "We only run the shop from a small room in Cowling, but we receive a lot of donations to sell which we’re so thankful for. I really enjoy being able to give something back to charities in our area.”

Also last year, the group donated money which went to Airedale’s outpatients department which bought mini fridges and fans during the summer’s hot spell. Altogether it has donated £1,000 to Friends of Airedale in the past few years.

Eileen Proud, president of Friends of Airedale, says “We’re incredibly grateful for all donations we receive, and we’re passionate about using them to create a positive difference to Airedale patients.”