THE organisers of a fundraising event in Skipton are delighted after it raised a 'whopping' more than £7,000 for a cancer charity.

School cook, Kelly Ann Lord, from Skipton, with the help of three friends, Tori, Lisa and Rosina, organised the event at the town's Moorview Social Club in January following Kelly's ovarian cancer diagnosis in May, last year.

The event, which included bingo, a raffle and food, raised £7,031 for Target Ovarian Cancer, as well as raising awareness of the disease.

Kelly said: "It was an amazing day and the support we were given was out of this world. We would like to say thank you to everyone who helped in any way at all to make the day a success. Because of all the support we raised a whopping £7,031 for the charity."

She added: "As you can imagine we are all so proud of this and have received huge thanks from the charity itself. We would like to say a special thank you to the businesses for their generosity and would like them to know how much it was appreciated. Who knows, fundraising might be our new hobby."

In a letter to Kelly and her friends, Target Ovarian Cancer said the money would 'help fund outstanding ovarian cancer projects so we can help find more effective treatments'.