KEIGHLEY'S Soroptimist club has celebrated its 90th birthday.

More than 60 people from across the region attended a party at Keighley Golf Club.

Guests included town mayor Councillor Gulfraz Hussain, on his second engagement since being appointed to the role; West Yorkshire deputy lieutenant Suzanne Watson, and Soroptimist International Yorkshire president Susie Westwood.

Also present were representatives of Keighley College and Eastwood Community School.

Entertainment was provided by locally-based musician Mela Busby, and a talk was given by podcaster Michelle Hands, of She Who Dares Wins.

Five club members were awarded long-service certificates, for between 30 and 50 years' service.

The event was hailed as a success.

A club spokesperson added: "It was a celebration of service to women, girls and the community.

"We welcome new members to support our next 90 years – anyone interested in joining us should email for more details."

Over the years, members have supported a wide range of projects and organisations across the area – including a contact centre for separated parents and children, Airedale Hospital’s stroke unit, Women’s Aid, Guide Dogs, talking newspapers and the Mothers of Eastwood.

Other activities to mark the 90th anniversary have included an art and poetry competition.