A charity was raising its glass this week after pub regulars raised a staggering £2,200.

A black tie Indian Night at the Busfeild Arms, East Morton, last Friday, was organised with the help of the BritishIndian Association for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Around 60 people were treated to Indian food organised by caterers provided by the association.

As well as regulars at the pub, the numbers included around 20 members of the association and representatives of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Each of the guests provided prizes for a raffle and auction, raising more than £1,500.

Guest speaker was Judge Alastair McCallum. The event was organised by regulars Paul Spencer and Stephen Barnes, with Kash Singh of the BritishIndian Association.

Paul said: "Last year regulars at the pub held a sponsored parachute jump for Cancer Research and this year -- as we know Mr Singh well -- we decided to do something different and came up with the idea of an Indian night.

"Sean Dransfield, the landlord, was happy to help and provide staff and equipment for the caterers and the night was a huge success.

"We never dreamed we would raise so much and all in a single night."

BritishIndian organiser Mr Singh said: "We were only to happy as an association to help organise the night and are absolutely delighted the evening was such a great success.

"It was all about having a good time and raising money for a worthwhile charity and everyone there helped make the evening."

A spokesman for Yorkshire Cancer Research added: "Our thanks go to everyone involved in the organisation of the event and are grateful to those who supported it and raised such an amount of cash for us."