A YORK fitness firm raised more than £800 for charity after teaming up with other local businesses.

Fight Fit Combat Fitness marked the launch of its new weekly class at Millthorpe School, which saw 82 people attend, by hosting a raffle for York Against Cancer.

Prizes donated included a cut & blow dry at BLUE Hairdressing, an MOT and service at York Road Garage in Wilberfoss and a meal for two at Ate O'Clock Restaurant on High Ousegate.

There was also a dance and stage child placement, worth more than £200, at Razzamataz Theatre School in York.

Other prizes included five personal training sessions with Fight Fit Combat Fitness, a three-hour house clean with Trustworthy House Cleaning Services and a sports massage with Salon 33.

Ben Robinson, co-founder and director at Fight Fit Combat Fitness, said: “Since launching our first class in Wheldrake Village Hall four years ago, Fight Fit Combat Fitness has evolved into a wonderful fitness community.

"Many people who attend our classes run their own successful businesses and we knew that everyone would want to get involved in our charity raffle.

“We wanted to raise money for York Against Cancer as it is a cause very close to our hearts and, unfortunately, many other people’s too. We’re thrilled to have raised lots of funds towards this important charity.”