Carriages customers in Knaresborough help MS charity.

GENEROUS-hearted regulars at Carriages Wine Bar in Knaresborough have helped raise money for a very worthwhile cause.

Carriages in Knaresborough was pleased to welcome Tony Kennan, Chairman of the MS Society earlier this month when he came to collect a cheque for 600, raised through donations from Carriages customers in aid of the charity.

The money was raised during FEVA events in Carriages in support of Erin McFeely and Jenny Berry (pictured) who ran the Great North Run in September last year, raising a total of 2,000 for MS.

Among the fundraising activities was an auction for a Carriages meal at home for four people prepared and served by Carriages staff, and donations were made in exchange for chilli, at the popular open mic night event.

Chris Richardson, co-owner and manager of Carriages, said: "The support of our customers towards this very worthwhile cause was fantastic. I'd like to say a big thank you to all who donated."

Inspired by the achievements and fundraising efforts of all of the Great North Runners, Chris has committed to completing the event in September this year, so look out for further fundraising events at Carriages in Summer 2011.

The group also raised a glass to Tony Kennan, who was recently awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to healthcare.

Chris and everyone at Carriages would like to wish all their customers a very Happy New Year!

The MS Society is the largest charity in the UK supporting people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS.