A KEIGHLEY funeral directors has placed a Christmas tree outside its premises in remembrance of those cared for during the past year.

The 20ft tree, at Gallagher Family Funeral Directors' Airedale House base in Skipton Road, features lights representing loved ones families have lost.

'Neighbour' Hawkcliffe Farm supplied the tree.

Also, in a tradition started by Gallagher Family Funeral Directors in 2004 of donating to a good cause locally each year, a £1,000 cheque has been presented to Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands.

David Gallagher, managing director, says: "Manorlands stands firmly close to our hearts and to those of many families across our town who have been touched in one way or another, whether it be a relative or friend who has been cared for and looked after by the fantastic team in Oxenhope."

The donation was handed over at the Sue Ryder Celebrate a Life event at East Riddlesden Hall.