TWO friends have raised £1,000 for cancer charities by hosting a night of entertainment at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium.

Danica Youell, 20, from Darfield, and Amy Robinson, 21, from Shafton, held the event on Saturday to raise money for Weston Park Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Care as both Danica's grandad and Amy's grandma recently died of the disease.

Hoyland singer Lauren Tate was on hand to entertain the 100 attendees along with dancers from the Fearons Middleton School of Dance.

Danica's mum Debbie, 49, said she was very proud of both girls for organising such a successful night.

"Not many 20-year-olds will take the time and effort to do something like that to help people less fortunate than themselves so I'm glad they wanted to," she said.

"Everybody enjoyed it, it was a great night, and we really want to thank all the people and businesses that donated raffle prizes."