Children are getting on their bikes to support the appeal.

Youngsters are being challenged to cycle a circuit around the Skipton Auction Mart site to raise funds for the children’s distraction walls in the new A&E.

The May 18 event, entitled Le Tour de Mart, is being organised by Skipton Rotary Club. It runs from 9.30am to 2pm.

A&E staff will be giving up their free time to attend, exchanging their clinical skills for face painting, heart monitor demonstrations and raffle ticket selling.

E-mail for further information about the event.