A fun-filled race night was held in Barnsley in support of aid agency CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal.
There were eight virtually simulated horse races at Holy Rood parish hall, raising over £2,000 for the emergency appeal.
Each race had a randomly selected outcome and there was an opportunity to back a jockey or a horse in the build up to the event.
Those in attendance were also able to guess the outcome of each sponsored contest, which brought in more donations.
Event organiser Derek Skitt said: “All the main work was done before the event in selling the horse and jockeys. Some races sold three times over!
“It was a really fun night and the fact it was for a really good cause made it even more special. The amount we raised was a fantastic total.”
In East Africa, there are currently over 16 million people in need of urgent food and other life-saving assistance.
Despite the challenges, CAFOD makes sure that aid reaches the families who are most in need, through the network of trusted local organisations which CAFOD works with in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.
CAFOD representative in Hallam, Maggie Mairura, said: “A very big thank you to the three churches in Barnsley Deanery who organised this event.
“The very generous amount raised on the race night and through church collections will contribute to the work and emergency relief being provided in the affected areas of East Africa.”