CHARITY supporters are “over the moon” after amassing more than £27,000 for their cause.
A series of major fundraising events has boosted the annual takings for the Honley and Huddersfield branch of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Secretary Valerie Akroyd said the branch was usually able to raise about £15,000 each year through events including coffee days and street collections.
But this year’s total was boosted by four events which together raised more than £13,000.
The biggest single contribution was £9,732, raised by a charity dinner, raffle and auction held in Saddleworth by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.
A further £1,940 was raised by events such as raffles and a lottery run throughout the year by Honley hairdresser Tracey Peto.
A raffle and meal at the Royal Oak, Upperthong, raised £843 while £557 was raised at a Bee Gees tribute evening staged at Newsome Working Men’s Club.
Valerie said: “We are over the moon this year. We have almost doubled what we are normally able to send.
“It is wonderful to have people to do these things for us and they deserve some recognition for their efforts.”