A GALA lunch prepared and served up by Craven College students raised more than £2,000 for Martin House hospice.

Employers and careers representatives attended the event and sampled meals prepared by the hospitality apprentices, who are employed in kitchens and front-of-house roles across Craven.

A range of dishes were served up such as lemon chicken souvlaki, Thai style king prawns, rack of lamb, salmon supreme, Seville orange crème brulée, and dark chocolate brownie.

Guests were then asked to ‘pay what you feel’ with all proceeds going to the Boston Spa hospice which provides care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses across West, North and East Yorkshire.

As well as the lunch, there was a raffle with 20 donated prizes from businesses.

Ann Lloyd, Craven College hospitality apprentice coordinator said:“We’re delighted at the success of this event.

"The apprentices oversaw the event, making the entire menu from scratch – even the pasta and ice cream. We’re so proud of the range of skills they’ve demonstrated throughout this process and they’re a credit to the college and our community.”