A HOSPICE is on song after music filled Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Park.

Two events were held in the grounds of the museum on Saturday, to raise money for Manorlands.

Both Rock the Castle and Proms at the Castle were originally scheduled to take place last month, but had to be cancelled owing to the weather.

Together the events are expected to coin-in about £7,000.

“The conditions couldn’t have been more different on Saturday – it was a perfect day and that really helped us,” said Andrew Wood, a fundraiser at the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves, and as it got dark in the evening and the lights came on it looked amazing.”

Afternoon event Rock the Castle – which was sponsored by Keighley Town Council – featured acts including DJ Ramesh Kahn, Liam Halewood as Boy George, Emzy, Rock Salt Acoustic, Charlotte Hannah, Ben Jordan, The Flow and Night Patrol.

The proms that followed began with a performance by the 90-strong Voices of Yorkshire choir.

Opera singer Jasmine Colgan then took to the stage, with piano accompaniment from Susan Watkiss.

City of Bradford Brass Band performed, including with soloist Claire White-McKay.

Mark Hutchinson sang songs from the shows, and the evening was rounded-off by Ruth Neilson and covers band Night Patrol.

The proms were sponsored by Walkers Chartered Accountants and Joda.

The event was dedicated to the memory of Dr Carolyn Gill, a Manorlands Riddlesden and East Morton support group member who died in January. She was an enthusiastic backer of the proms idea.

Mr Wood thanked all those who supported the event, including volunteers, the performers, sponsors and Bradford Council for allowing use of the park.