ACCOUNTANTS grossed a tidy sum for Manorlands.

Staff at Watson Buckle staged a year of fundraising activities for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

And they smashed through their £2,000 target – coining-in £2,789.

Events ranged from a Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to a Christmas jumper day.

Selina Armitage, corporate services manager with the Cottingley-based firm, handed over a cheque at the hospice.

She said: "When we kicked-off our year of fundraising, little did we think we could raise so much.

"The hospice provides an essential service to people in the district during some of the most difficult times in a person’s life.

"We are delighted to have been able to present a cheque to those who provide care there.

"It was very humbling to meet the team and learn more about the work it does."

Manorlands supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families at the hospice and in the community, across an area covering Craven, Airedale and Wharfedale as well as parts of Bradford.

All services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs £9,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open.

Harriet Wood, community fundraiser at Manorlands, said: "We are so grateful for the support Watson Buckle has shown us over the last year and for its fantastic fundraising.

"In particular, the time and effort they put into their Three Peaks challenge was testament to their commitment and dedication to raise funds for the hospice."