AN Ilkley woman will spend the weekend Le Grand Depart fundraising for a charity close to heart.

Vicki Burton, 38, of Ilkley, has a target to raise £16,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care - enough to cover the cost of her mum's care at the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford.

Her mother Maggie Gilbert was 67 when she died in December.

Vicki will be collecting for Bradford Marie Curie on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4, 5 and 6, in The Crescent Courtyard in Ilkley where there will also be a wonderful selection of food and drink stalls. Vicki will be near Attic Womenswear.

She said: "There will be a name the bear competition and also the chance to buy raffle tickets to win a number of fabulous prizes, including an iPad mini, a family portrait session with £250 voucher and much more

"Please come along and help raise funds for this very worthy cause."

Vicki will also be selling tickets for her upcoming fashion show and glamour evening which takes place at The Craiglands Hotel, on Friday October 10 from 6.30pm, which is being sponsored by Attic.

The event will feature a special performance by Ilkley musician Rupert Stroud, as well as a two course meal. Tickets are £40 per person.

For tickets or enquiries contact Vicki at, call 07793049858 or visit: