WHARFEDALE and Aireborough residents are being invited to join an ‘online party’ for Candlelighters.

The childhood cancer charity is launching a new virtual fundraising event, the Big Night In, on Friday, April 3.

The initiative involves encouraging people to have fun while donating the money they might normally have spent on a night out.

Candlelighters will be providing party game and menu ideas plus a playlist for anyone who gets involved, and will also be streaming their own Big Night In on social media. The event is the first of a string of new fundraising schemes for the Candlelighters COVID-19 urgent appeal, which aims to raise £525,000.

To watch the Big Night In visit https://www.facebook.com/events/3182336028465709/ on Friday. To get involved in fundraising send an email to info@candlelighters.org.uk or visit https://candlelighters.charitycheckout.co.uk/pf/candlelighters-big-night-in.