HUNDREDS of people attended a sell-out show to help raise money for a local charity.

More than £5,000 was raised as part of the York Rocks Against Cancer concert, which was held at York Grand Opera House on Saturday, and was the second annual show of its kind, organised by the charity with the help and support of local artists and performers.

The show included performances by local television contestant Beth McCarthy, Emmerdale's Barmaid and the Vets and White Van Man, and other artists including the Grand Old Uke Of York.

A spokesperson for the charity said: "This is a local charity for local people and helps patients and their friends and families in many ways.

"Once again the people who organised this event put in a remarkable amount of effort, time and energy which was reflected in an outstanding show. The performers gave their time freely and a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by a full house."