A DANCE group and an award-winning orchestra turned on the style to boost a hospice.

The Andrea Wortley School of Dance, together with the Craven Accordion Orchestra, staged an evening of music and dancing in support of Manorlands.

There was a Come Dancing theme, with demonstrations including tango, waltz and cha cha.

The orchestra had a guest musical director for the evening, former army bandsman Bob Nevin.

Refreshments, donated by Morrisons, were served at the interval.

The event, at Skipton Town Hall, raised £650 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

Among those present was Manorlands community fundraiser, Liv Moffat.

She paid tribute to all those involved.

“It was fantastic to see two local community groups join forces at a splendid venue to support the hospice,” she said.

“They provided a wonderful evening of entertainment for those in attendance, whilst also helping to raise a fantastic amount that will support Manorlands and the care it provides, both for patients and their families.”

Manorlands has also received a lift from another Skipton-area event.

A team from developer Candelisa took part in a Dragonboat race organised by Skipton Rotary Club.

And its efforts raised £500 for the hospice.

The event took place on the lake at the Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold.

Juliet Stott, for Candelisa, said the team was delighted with the amount raised.

She added: “We all had a lovely day – the sun was shining and it was a super event.

“Manorlands is a well-deserving local charity. Lots of people we know and work with have links to the hospice and so many people have positive things to say about it.”

Molly Ralphson, a Manorlands community fundraiser, said: “This is a great example of how companies can get involved in events, have a great time and help us raise the vital funds we need to offer the care we provide to people at especially difficult times.”