A KEIGHLEY club which has raised thousands of pounds for Manorlands is continuing its backing this year.

The New Variety Club coined-in more than £2,900 during 2019 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

And it has begun this year by donating a further £2,441 from recent events.

The sum includes £600 raised through raffles at a jive class held at the venue every Thursday, at 7pm.

Plans by club manager Elaine Marshall and resident MC Michael Baker for further fundraising activities include a karaoke competition, which will take place on the last Friday of each month.

Also in the pipeline is Bonkers Bingo on Saturday, March 14, at 7.30pm, and then the following day St Patrick’s Day celebratory entertainment from 2pm, for which a couple of Irish-themed entertainers are still sought.

Andrew Wood, community fundraising manager at Manorlands, thanked everyone at the club for their ongoing support.

He added: “The more people who attend these great events, the more they raise, so please do go along if you can.”