Charity evening

A charity evening takes place on Friday at the Victoria Hall, Ripponden Conservative Club.

Admission is £8 which includes pie and peas or a vegetarian option.

There will be live music and a charity auction which includes a signed short donated by Chris Smalling, of Manchester Utd, and raffles.

The event is organised by Shayne Friessner-Day to support his colleague Richard Nelson who is aiming to raise £10,000 for Parkinsons UK. Both men work for the Halifax Probation Service and Richard’s efforts include a 1,400 mile cycle challenge from the Belgian border, around France, to Spain from August 24 through to September 16.

Richard was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010.