Marie Curie volunteers collect over £1,000 in Hawes and Leyburn

Volunteer David Barraclough, who with his wife Eileen, was in Leyburn on Friday morning and then travelled to collect in Northallerton in the afternoon.

Fundraisers have thanked shoppers in Wensleydale who donated more than £1,000 to charity last week,

The Wensleydale Fundraising Group for Marie Curie was in Hawes on Tuesday when they collected £342.

On Friday they were in Leyburn where they took £863.19

Margaret Knight, secretary of the group, said: “The total is more than last year – Wensleydale folk are incredibly generous.”

The group thanked Scotts Wright Solicitors which for the last five years have allowed them to use their downstairs office as a base.