A sponsored walk and cycle plus an Irish ceilidh night were staged to ensure sick and disabled Keighley people can go on a pilgrimage.

Both fundraisers were organised by The Massabielle Group. Each year its members help transport local people needing assistance on the pilgrimage to Lourdes, in southern France.

Group spokesman, Sean Gilligan, said the walk and cycle was held along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and the ceilidh was held at Branshaw Golf Club.

He said: “Our next major fundraising event is the annual charity golf tournament at Branshaw Golf Club on May 5.

“We’re seeking sponsors for each of the 18 holes. Businesses can contact me at seanogilligan@gmail.com. We are also want to attract golfers. E-mail jim.mcsharry@talktalk.net or ian@ oneillian.orangehome.co.uk.

“The Massabielle group will be travelling to Lourdes at the end of May. Public support will help us provide a memorable experience for those in our community who do not enjoy the same advantages of good health as the majority.”