A CHARITY fete organised by the family-run Riverside Caravan Park, in High Bentham, has raised more than £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

The holiday park, run by Thomas Marshall and family, was the setting for the annual event with a green theme which drew hundreds of local residents and holiday guests.

Crafts and cakes stalls helped raise more than £1,000 which will be donated to the British Heart Foundation, one of the charities the business supports. Crafts, cakes and eco-friendly cups have helped raise over £1,000 for charity at a North Yorkshire holiday park's green-themed fete this summer.

This year's theme was "living in a sustainable world" which was mirrored by many of the stalls and activities set up in the grounds of the family-owned park.

Hand-made jewellery, cards and gifts were among the handicrafts on offer, all produced in the region, along with locally-sourced food and snacks from cakes to bacon butties.

An unusual addition were reusable bamboo cups being sold by the Bentham Environmentally Sustainable Town (BEST) which are aimed at encouraging coffee lovers to help fight the war against plastic waste.

The theme was appropriate for the caravan site which has been praised by botanist David Bellamy for its care of the natural world, and has been presented with his gold level conservation award. "Our fete is an eagerly awaited event, both by holiday home owners and the local community, and this year's was about the biggest and best-attended to date" said Mr Marshall.

"We particularly wanted it to showcase crafts and skills from the area, as well as items of delicious local produce which hasn't had to travel hundreds of food miles.

"But best of all, everyone had a really good time and put their hands deep into their pockets for a very worthy cause," he added.