A FUNDRAISING shopping event held at a Christleton home has raised thousands of pounds for two good causes.

Sue Dooley held the event on Sunday with help from main sponsors Silver Pink Company and Outdazl of Alderley Edge, and featured a silent and live auction led by Sue and Mark Fearnall.

More than £5,000 is expected to have been raised from the fundraising afternoon, while proceeds will be split equally in aid of the two charities to benefit from the event, the Stroke Association and Pancreatic Cancer Action.

Sue explained: "The ethos behind the event was myself and my sister Nikki Sparke lost our mother at Christmas following a stroke and our 54-year-old brother Michael to pancreatic cancer.

"We learned the hard way that it is a fast-acting aggressive cancer which in most cases is fatal. Little is known about the disease and it has poor funding so the event show cases the signs and symptoms to raise awareness."

Michael was a hard-working farmer, a husband and the father of two teenage children.

A previous fundraising event was held in 2016 which raised more than £3,000 for charity.

For this year's event, there were high-quality local vendors including ladies fashion and jewellery, plus a huge number of tombola prizes including early bird meals, sportswear, personal trainer sessions, gardening services, tennis lessons and spa goody bags.

For the main auction, one of the top prizes on the day was a round of golf for four on the Majlis course – The Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, home of the Desert Classic.

Sue added: "A big thank you to Barlounge, SailandSki, Adam Day photography and decorating, lots of eateries including The Glasfryn and Ring O'Bells. Spa prizes were a big hit with the ladies thanks to Old Hall Country Club and Chester Medispa and Hale Country Club and spa."