A BURNS Night Ceilidh in Otley has raised nearly £2,000.

The event was held at All Saints’ Parish Church on Saturday, January 25 and organised by the Parish Church Bellringers, with the proceeds going to their Bells Maintenance Fund.

Tower Captain, Meg Morton, said: “The ceilidh was a huge success, selling out its 150 tickets well beforehand. We don’t have the final total but the amount raised was not far short of £2,000.

“Thanks to everyone who came for supporting us so generously, and special thanks to the Parish Church for letting us use its wonderful space. The music was provided and dancing called by Village Hop and a very tasty haggis supper prepared by members of the bellringers’ band and friends, with beer brewed by Paul Briscoe and the haggis rung in on handbells by colleagues from Ilkley Parish Church.”

The event was the fourth Burns Night ceilidh the group has organised and it is planning another for 2021.