RESIDENTS in Cawthorne who opened their gardens to the public have raised £20,000 for the parish church.

Cawthorne Open Gardens is held every two years and the money from this year's event, the ninth to be held, will go towards the refurbishment of All Saints' Church.

People flocked from far and wide to enjoy strolling around the village and looking at the 20 private gardens on display.

Other attractions included children's competitions and a tennis tournament.

John Walker, one of the event's organisers, said: "All the hard work and weeks of preparation beforehand paid off and the generous contributions from villagers and visitors was overwhelming.

"It was truly a village event and an occasion for everyone to feel a part of the community."