TWO nights of glittering entertainment have raised £17,000 for a clutch of charities.
Birstall Luddites Rotary Club organised the evenings earlier this month at the Frontier Club in Batley.
They events attracted 1,400 guests including parties from neighbouring clubs as far flung as Keighley and Doncaster.
The top group was the ABBA tribute band, supported by Sutton School of Performing Arts and Ossett-based teenage rock band 7th Sting.
The charities that will benefit include the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Breast Cancer Research, Stroke Care Charity 'Speakability' and other local groups supported by the Birstall Luddites club.
Club president David Gregory said: "The nostalgic combination of the old Batley Variety Club and the music of ABBA certainly proved a hit.
"The atmosphere on both evenings was electric.
'We are obviously thrilled at having raised so much. The support we have received for this event from our colleagues in many other Rotary Clubs, the public and the various sponsors have been overwhelming.
"I can't thank all those involved enough for their generosity."
Sponsors included the Mill Village, Mike's Carpets, Phipp's Opticians, Cube Design, Redbrick Mill, NBE Holdings and Steven Battye.
Another £3,000 donation came from Swedish business IKEA.