MORE than 40 people attended a story-telling evening which raised £250 for a scout's exhibition to Morocco.

The event, in Guiseley, was staged by Tadhg Collins, 15, who needs to raise £1,800 in total to take part in the West Yorkshire Scouts trip.

Performances ranged from poems and stories to jokes and old folk songs, as well as extracts from a First World War journal written in the trenches.

Tadhg, who is a member of Ilkley Young Writers Group, said the event had been a massive success and he is already considering staging it again in the future.

He added: "Some, who were not able to make the evening, have even asked for me to do more personalised poems for them. Overall, it was a very positive evening, and one that, perhaps, we’ll repeat in the coming months. And I really want to thank everyone who came, listened and/or shared some words and special thanks to Coopers and their really thoughtful and generous staff for making it such a special evening."

The scouts will set off on their expedition in August. They will hike in the mountains and help with a project in a rural community, as well as camel trekking and spending a night under the stars in the desert.