CARING housing workers have handed a major boost to charities.
The hard work and generosity of staff from Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing netted £20,000 last year.
The cash was raised though auctions, coffee mornings, dress down days, endurance motorbike rides, long-distance hikes, parties, raffles, recycling and other events.
In December staff gave cash instead of sending Christmas cards, baked cakes and had a mini brass band carol concert to raise more than £1,800 for Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield and Martin House Children's Hospice at Boston Spa, near Wetherby.
The total was swelled by a raffle with prizes given by five construction firms, Building Services, Connaught, Enterprise, Keepmoat and Lovell.
Also in December more than 300 staff from KNH and Kirklees Council held a Christmas party and raised £1,000 for the Mayor of Kirklees's charity appeal, which this year benefits Kirkwood Hospice and the Laura Crane Trust cancer charity.
Speaking at the cheque presentation, the mayor, Clr Margaret Fearnley, thanked all who took part for their generosity.