MORE than £7,000 was raised for a York -based community foundation as one of the original calendar girls entertained an audience of 140 guests at Brooks Macdonald’s charity dinner.

The York office of the investment management firm staged the event at The Principal York, in aid of Two Ridings Community Foundation following the success of their inaugural joint event last year.

The guest speaker was Tricia Stewart, the originator behind the alternative Women’s Institute calendar.

Andrew Wilson, senior investment director and head of Brooks Macdonald’s York office, said: “We are proud to continue supporting the Two Ridings Community Foundation, a highly respected charity, and are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount to enable it to continue providing much-needed funds to local charities and groups.”