A FUNDRAISING event for a charity which helps refugees was a huge success.

Retired Keighley GP Dr Richard Solomons had spent Christmas as a volunteer in Greece with the charity, Kitrinos Healthcare, supporting people who have fled from conflicts in Syria and Africa.

The fundraising day, featuring creative multi-cultural activities, was held to support the cause – and coined-in around £4,000.

“One hundred people from this area and 84 refugees and asylum seekers came along from Keighley, Leeds and Bradford and had a great day out,” said Dr Solomons.

“Following the recent fighting in Syria there are now 11,000 people crammed into Moria camp, where primary healthcare is provided by Kitrinos.”

Attractions at the event – at Addingham Moorside – included weaving workshops, woodwork, crafts, children’s games and nature trails.

There was also a Persian banquet and raffle.