The latest charity ‘Pink Event’ held by South Craven School raised more than £724 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Singers, guitarists, dancers and an accordionist staged an evening of fundraising entertainment in the Cross Hills school’s Fells Hall. The building was suitably decked out in the charity’s pink colours, the night also included a raffle and refreshments.

Senior student Rebecca Sheard played the tongue-in-cheek role of the somewhat confused ‘Duchess of Glusburn’, who was invited to compere the occasion.

A school spokesman said: “Dressed in all her finery but with a pair of marigold gloves and a bottle of washing up liquid, the duchess thought she’d been invited to a ‘sink event’ rather than a ‘pink event’!

“Realising her mistake, and helped by her ‘husband’ – headteacher Dr Andrew Cummings – she then proceeded to introduce all the acts of the evening.

“The Pink Event has been running now for six years. The performers came from years ten, 12 and 13 and the audience was very appreciative.