Raise a glass to Yates’s fundraising

The team at Yates’s in Halifax celebrated Halloween by hosting a spectacular charity auction where they raised £4,000.

The total raised by the local bar for the Teenage Cancer Trust is now £19,500.

General manager of Yates’s, Martin Norris said: “We have been supporting Teenage Cancer Trust for more than two years and we held a final fundraising night for the charity in October which was attended by the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ann Martin.

“It gives me great pride to announce that, with the help of my team and the community of Halifax, we have now raised a total of £19,500 for Teenage Cancer Trust.”

In addition to hosting the charity event, Martin also invited Toby Smith, chief executive of owners Stonegate, to the event, who showed his support for the charity by donating £2,000 on behalf of the company to match the total raised by the pub and their customers.

Martin added: “Guests were treated to a host of entertainment including fire eaters, stilt walkers and dancers from Fusion Dance Studio and we are confident that everyone involved had a great night.

“The auction went reallywell and the star prize of the night was a signed Manchester United football, which sold for £220.”

Yates’s are already underway with a new fundraising goal and have started to build a relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support, for who they intend to raise £20,000.