HAWORTH & District Gardeners’ Show is giving a boost to Manorlands – despite this year’s event being cancelled.

Organisers decided to present £1,000 – which would have been used for prize money – to the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

This year’s show, like many events, was scuppered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the committee was keen still to support the hospice, whose income has been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis.

Normally a cake stall would be held in Main Street, Haworth, ahead of the show – to promote the event and boost Manorlands’ funds.

Plus unclaimed prize money and proceeds from a produce auction on show-day itself would go to the hospice.

“We are delighted to still be able to support Manorlands despite our show not going ahead this year,” said a spokesman.

“The committee had already decided not to ask local businesses this year to help with the cost of sponsorship and to use our funds instead to cover this. By making this donation, we are still giving a contribution to the hospice at a time when it is struggling for funds.”