VOLUNTEER groups, a brass band, and Skipton's mayor joined Morrisons Supermarket staff for a charity event which raised £1,060 for children and families charity Together for Short Lives.

The fundraiser at Morrisons Skipton in aid of the supermarket's partner charity saw Sutton's Got Brass and volunteers from Skipton Step into Action and from rotary clubs as well as Mayor Cllr Sheila Bentley welcome the charity's logo - a large butterfly - on the final leg of its journey across all Morrisons stores across the country.

Together for Short Lives aims to help every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support available. By supporting and speaking up for children and families, and those that support and care for them, the charity drives for a better quality of life and end of life for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Clare Reed, community champion for Morrisons Skipton, said: "Huge thanks go to the volunteers from Skipton Step into Action and the Skipton Rotary clubs. They all helped to run the stalls, talk to customers and hold collection buckets. More thanks go to our generous customers and colleagues who have given their time, energy, ideas, cakes and donations; and to Sheila Bentley who looked resplendent in her robes and chains of office. Sheila held a collection bucket whilst listening to the bright and cheery music of Sutton's Got Brass- thank you to all the players too."

Together for Short Lives champions and campaigns for children’s palliative care services and professionals, to help children get the best support possible. Parents or carers needing help can call the charity on 0808 8088 100 or email helpline@togetherforshortlives.org.uk