A HOSPICE is gearing-up for three fundraising events in the space of just over a week.

This Saturday (Sept 7) sees Rock the Castle and Proms at the Castle take place in Keighley's Cliffe Castle Park.

Both were due to be held last month but had to be cancelled owing to the weather.

And the 14th annual Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge is being staged on Sunday, September 22.

Proceeds from all three are going to the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice, Manorlands.

Rock the Castle – which starts at 12.45pm – will feature acts including DJ Ramesh Kahn, Liam Halewood as Boy George, Emzy, Rock Salt Acoustic, Charlotte Hannah, Ben Jordan, The Flow and Night Patrol. Attendance at the event – sponsored by Keighley Town Council – is free, but tickets need to be booked in advance at sueyrder.org/rockthecastle.

The proms will begin at 6.45pm, with a performance by the 90-strong Voices of Yorkshire choir.

It will be followed by opera singer Jasmine Colgan, with piano accompaniment from Susan Watkiss.

City of Bradford Brass Band will perform twice, including with soloist Claire White-McKay.

Carmelina Bagarozza and Mark Hutchinson will sing songs from the shows, and the evening will be rounded-off by Ruth Neilson and covers band Night Patrol.

Tickets for the proms – sponsored by Walkers Chartered Accountants and Joda – are on sale online at sueryder.org/promsatthecastle and are available from Sue Ryder shops. They will also be available at the gate.

The Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge gives cyclists a choice of four routes, catering for all abilities.

The event, organised by the hospice's cycling support group and sponsored by All Terrain Cycles, starts and finishes in Oxenhope.

Sue Ryder fundraiser Andrew Wood said: "We hope that a large spike in entries in the next week or so will help us get above 200 riders as usual.

"This will bring in much-needed funds for the hospice and keep the event on our calendar for another year."

For further information and to sign-up, visit sueryder.org/brontemtb.