Soul men brought the grooves to Huddersfield for a funky fundraiser.
DJ duo Ollie Maude and Karl ‘Lennie’ Leonard, of Colne Valley Funk and Soul Club, spun soul, funk and disco classics at The Sands House in Crosland Hill to raise cash for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Soul aficionados old enough to remember Wigan Casino – and younger music fans – danced into the night to raise a wedge of cash for the Brackenhall-based charity.
As well as tunes, the event featured a street food barbecue, craft beer and garden games for the children.
It also included a meet and greet with Peppa Pig and Minions, face painting and body art, vintage and French style women’s clothing and handmade gift stalls.
The Colne Valley Funk and Soul Club was staged in conjunction with Mark Oldfield, owner of the Sands House, following a couple of enjoyable nights at the regular Colne Valley Funk and Soul Club, at Marsden Mechanics Hall.
Mark said: “My wife and myself have been a few times, so we know Ollie and Lennie.
“We found their nights very inclusive with a wide age range, nice uplifting music and a happy vibe.
“We discussed doing something as an outside event which allows it to be more family-friendly.
“The Sands House has a big beer garden and the facilities so it seemed ideal and the guys were keen to do it.”
Mark, who co-runs local pub chain Holme Valley Inns, added: “We try to support local charities in the Huddersfield area and they’re charities that are close to our customers’ hearts.”