CARING staff at Keighley social housing group Incommunities raised nearly £10,000 for different charities last year.

A host of events was held to coin-in cash.

Jenny and Jason Baines took part in a sponsored sleep-out, raising £1,620 for homelessness charity Simon on the Streets.

A workplace raffle brought-in over £1,600 for the Royal British Legion.

Women's Aid received £585 following a rounders competition.

And a team of customer service staff raised more than £1,100 for the Yorkshire Cancer Trust after completing a canalside walk in memory of a former colleague, Yvonne Butterfield, who died in October last year.

Other charities supported included Macmillan Cancer Research, the Alzheimer’s Society, Keighley and Airedale Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation, RNLI, National Aids Trust, Save the Children, the Equity Partnership and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds.

Also, donations of items were made to foodbanks, Cares at Christmas and Shipley District Schools Uniform Bank.

Geraldine Howley, group chief executive, said: "I am extremely proud of the support shown by staff and others in giving to a variety of charitable causes.

"Their contribution has changed lives and reflects the determination of everyone at Incommunities to make a difference."