ENTERTAINERS Terry and Lynne Wallis raised £1,329 for Marie Curie through two Second World War-themed charity dance and party nights.

The pair, based in Marton, near Kirkbymoorside, hosted the events at the Engine Shed in Pickering during the Wartime Weekend last year.

Terry and Lynne, of AvA Entertainment, have been entertaining at the annual Second World War nights for 16 years. The events were originally held at Wrelton Village Hall but demand outgrew the location and the events moved to Pickering in 2016. Since taking over in 2013, the couple have now raised a total of £6,694 for Marie Curie.

Terry Wallis said: “Plans are already well advanced for our 2019 AvA WW2 Dance and Party Nights which will be held on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, again at the Engine Shed Restaurant, by popular demand.”

Marie Curie provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families.

Emma Williams, fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who helped in making the events such a success.”