A CHARITY has staged its first-ever fundraising concert.

The Friends of Airedale held an evening of classic rock and pop music at Glusburn Community and Arts Centre.

And the event raised almost £550 for the charity, whose volunteers support Airedale Hospital through undertaking a range of roles and buying equipment to benefit patients and visitors.

The concert featured Rock Choir – whose members are drawn from areas including Keighley, Ilkley, Leeds and Wakefield – and four-piece party band, Rhythm Junkies.

There was also a raffle.

Organiser, Sue Ingham, says: "It was a really fun night and we’re delighted to have raised a good amount for such a worthwhile cause. The Rock Choir performed a number of contemporary songs from its repertoire while the Rhythm Junkies sang a diverse range of rock and pop back catalogue hits. Despite it being a hot evening, few could resist getting up and dancing away!"