ILKLEY Friends of Martin House were congratulated by Chris Verney, fundraising manager for Martin House Children’s Hospice, for raising over £118,000 since the group set up.

The presentation took place at a Strawberry Teas event, held at the home of Ann Driver, committee member and ambassador for the Hospice.

Ann has held these events for the past seven years and has this year raised £575 with donations still coming in. Ilkley Friends would like to thank Ann for all the work she put in to making it such an enjoyable afternoon and also to those who came along to support the event.

Ilkley Friends of Martin House would welcome anyone who would like to join the group or offer occasional help at events. For more information please contact Pam Ravenscroft, Chair of Ilkley Friends, on 01943 817773.