A SERIES of virtual Christmas wreath workshops in aid of Manorlands was a sell-out success.

The initiative raised £2,700 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

Annie Milner – of Haworth florist Rosa Rugosa – hosted three Zoom masterclasses, which saw people from across West Yorkshire learn how to create wreaths from the comfort of their own homes.

The workshops were organised by sisters Helen Lynch and Nicola Procter, whose late father Stanley Dyer was cared for at Manorlands.

Each participant had a professional wreath-making kit delivered to their home, plus Christmas treat bags with mince pies and hot chocolate donated by Morrisons in Keighley.

A festive raffle was drawn and Barclays match-funded the event up to £1,000.

Harriet Wood, community fundraiser at Manorlands, said: “I’d like to thank every single person for taking part in the workshops. The wreaths looked brilliant. Particular thanks must go to Helen and Nicola for their ongoing dedication and fundraising as well as the very talented Annie from Rosa Rugosa for giving-up so much time and energy.”