SUPPORTERS of The Friends of Airedale raised more than £500 when they rocked the night away at Glusburn Community and Arts Centre.

The charity’s first ever fundraising concert featured an evening of classic rock and pop music from which all proceeds will help benefit patients and visitors to the hospital.

Rock Choir and four-piece party band Rhythm Junkies joined forces to present the toe-tapping evening of well-known rock and pop anthems. Along with proceeds from a raffle, the evening raised nearly £550.

Organiser Sue Ingham said: “It was a really fun night and we’re delighted to have raised a good amount for such for a worthwhile cause. The Rock Choir performed a number of contemporary songs from their repertoire while the Rhythm Junkies sang a diverse range of rock and pop back catalogue hits. Despite the hot evening, few could resist getting up and dancing away the last hour.”

Friends of Airedale is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting Airedale General Hospital by undertaking a number of roles within the hospital and in the community. It also raises money to buy equipment to benefit patients and – in the past – has donated between £150,000 to £200,000 worth of equipment and services to the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust each year.