Big hearted regulars at a Yeadon pub helped raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity.

The Woolpack in Yeadon hosted the fundraiser organised by MY (Mid Yorkshire) Breast Cancer Support Group, which provides an online forum for women with the disease.

The event raised more than £575 through a quiz, with more than 20 teams battling it out for a cash prize, silent auction, prize raffle and ‘Play Your Cards Right’ game. The victors of the quiz even donated their winnings to the charity.

The support group’s founder Sara Williamson said: “We had a fantastic evening and had lots of fun raising money for a great cause. Regulars and visitors at the Woolpack really did show true generosity and helped us raise a staggering amount of money in just a couple of hours. Over 20 local businesses donated a variety of amazing prices ranging from beauty products and treatments to three course meals and driving lessons. I’d like to thank all the businesses who donated from the bottom of my heart, the money raised will be put to great use providing much needed support to ladies living with breast cancer.”

She added: “The personal cost of cancer on a woman and her family has a huge financial impact, with potential loss of earnings, additional travel and other expenditure and, in the worst case, funeral costs. The proceeds from the evening will all contribute to helping us deliver valuable emotional and practical care, during and after treatment.”

In addition to emotional support, the group provides access to information on the latest cancer trials and treatments. It also offers a drop-in service, holistic therapies and talks. It is planning to introduce a buddy service to support women attending hospital.

The charity was launched in January and is already providing support to more than 100 women.

Women can self refer, via a Facebook closed forum at MY (Mid Yorkshire) Breast Cancer Support.