A FIVE-hour exercise-a-thon in aid of Manorlands was a huge success.

More than 100 women took part in the event – and the total raised for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice currently stands at £4,900.

Each participant paid £10 to join in a succession of online fitness workouts led by professional instructors from the Keighley area.

A Just Giving fundraising page was also set-up, at justgiving.com/fundraising/womenthatcan.

The sessions began with pilates, aerobics and yoga led by instructors from the SAM Class (Stimulation, Agility, Movement), SA Fitness and Soul Tree Yoga and Reiki. Participants broke-up the video classes by spending an hour going out for a walk in their neighbourhood.

Tamsin Foxon, one of the organisers, said: "The event went really well – it was a very uplifting and positive day.

"Everyone felt great that they were helping to raise money and coming together as a group.

"It was a tough physical challenge on what was a hot day, but everybody felt proud for doing it.

"One lady from Oakworth who took part was joined by her two children, Heidi, nine, and Will, 12, who did the whole five hours with her."