A community boogied the night away to make 40 years of a town council.
The Hebden Royd Mayor’s 70s disco night saw 70 groovers don flares and fancy dress to mark four decades of the parish council.
The event, held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, raised £500 for the children’s ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital - the chosen charity of Hebden Royd Mayor Coun Karl Boggis.
Coun Boggis said: “It was great that so many people turned out to support my chosen charity and a great night was had by all. People put a lot of effort in to dress up and I’d like to thank them all for that.
“I would also like to thank the many local businesses and individuals who donated to the raffle, which contributed to the evening raising £500. Also, thanks to everyone who helped organise this fantastic event.” Music on the night was proved by DJ Mike Cunningham, with entertainment and dance tips coming from Bazzmatazz. A 70s-themed buffet was catered by Mytholmroyd Marmaladies.
Coun Boggis chose the children’s ward as his charity after new-born son Jacob developed meningitis when he was five-years-old. Coun Boggis said both his son and partner Felicity received expert care and he wanted to give something back.
The next fundraising event Coun Boggis is planning to hold is a ‘Concert for Children’ at St Michael’s Church, Mytholmroyd, from 2pm on Saturday, March 1.
The event will be hosted by Neil Hurst, with entertainment supplied by a host of amateur and professional singers. A workshop will be provided by Eureka children’s museum.
Tickets are £5 and can be purchased at Hebden Bridge Council Offices, St George’s Street or by calling Rebekah Cox on 01422 842181 or Coun Boggis on 01422 884419.