A fifth annual charity event held at Colston Bassett Store and Garden Café raised just over £1,200 for Skcin, the Nottingham-based Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity.

It brings the total raised for different charities over the years by customers and friends of the store to approximately £5,000.

This year’s Girls’ Night Out event attracted more than 100 people and featured a host of stalls selling a wide range of accessories and gifts, including jewellery, bags, chocolates, table decorations, beauty treatments and other treats.

The money collected will be handed to the charity set up by family and friends of Karen Clifford, with help from medical professionals at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, which aims to raise awareness of skin cancer and provide funds to treat sufferers of the condition.

“We are delighted to have raised so much money for Skcin and to have held such a popular evening, which has now become a firm favourite on Colston Bassett Store’s calendar,” said Martin Lindsay, who runs the store and café restaurant with wife Jan.