GENEROUS fundraisers have raised more than £6,200 to help a cancer charity ferry patients to hospital.

Delighted volunteers at York Against Cancer said the money collected from the Wetherby Starlight Ball would go a long way towards paying for a new minibus.

It will taxi cancer patients from York to Leeds General Infirmary for their radiography appointments.

Fundraising chairman Pat Leveson said the money was a major boost to the appeal project.

"They have made a fantastic effort," she said.

"People don't realise how hard it is for some cancer patients to get to Leeds." The ball was held at Wetherby Racecourse and included a charity auction.