MANORLANDS has this month received large donations from a bulk transport company and a Freemasons Lodge.

Debra and Chris Hagar, who run CSH Bulk Transport Limited, presented the £5,481 proceeds of a party they organised at their Cross Hills home.

And Susan Mattison presented the £1,300 proceeds from her year as Worshipful Master of the Airedale Lodge number 198 of the Ladies’ Freemason Lodge.

Mr and Mrs Hagar covered all the costs of their party so that every penny donated at the event could go towards the Sue Ryder charity.

The money will help provide services above within the Manorlands hospice in Oxenhope and out in the community.

The Hagars have raised more than £37,970 for Manorlands by organising eight events over the past few years.

They said: “We would like to thank everyone who has donated so generously in support of Manorlands.

“We are so pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause once again and thank everyone involved."

Sue Ryder fundraiser Andrew Wood accepted the funds and thanked the couple on behalf of the hospice.

He said: “We are really grateful to Debra, Chris and all of their supporters for yet again raising such a fantastic amount.

“The funds will help us to continue our incredible care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses in the local area.”

Susan Mattison was elected as Worshipful Master of her Ladies’ Freemason Lodge in September last year and chose Manorlands as one of the charities for her year in office.

Fundraising events that Lodge members took part in included an auction of tickets for the Manorlands Carol Train, a Christmas hamper, New Year’s lunch, summer and lunch and raffles.

Mrs Mattison undertook a sponsored walk of the 82-mile long Dalesway in April. The Airedale Lodge meets quarterly in Bingley.

Mr Wood said: “It is only because of the generosity of people such as Susan and the Lady Freemasons that our vital care can continue.”

The Manorlands team provides care for more than 1,170 people living with incurable illnesses each year in Airedale, Craven and North and West Bradford.

The hospice, established almost 40 years ago, provides both medical care to ease pain and discomfort, and emotional support to people and their families.

It costs £2.7 million each year for the services provided by Sue Ryder at both Manorlands and in the local community.

The charity is to raise a minimum of £1.6 million each year through donations and voluntary income.