KEIGHLEY’S Ahmadiyya Muslim Association has given a £700 boost to Manorlands.

The money was raised through donations from members.

Mujeeb Rahman and Bob Walker, from the association, visited the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice to hand over the funds.

“As people may know we try to help charities across the country through fundraising walks – as well as holding collections for the Poppy Appeal at supermarkets – but members were keen to surpass past efforts by collecting money purely through donations for the hospice,” said Mr Rahman.

The association was thanked for its support by Liv Moffat, a community fundraiser at Manorlands.

She praised members for their generosity and stressed how much the hospice relies on the community’s backing.

Manorlands supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families at the hospice and in the community, across an area covering Craven, Airedale and Wharfedale as well as parts of Bradford.

All services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs £10,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open.