A BUSINESS group has organised a gala Christmas dinner and auction to raise more than £10,000 for Ryedale Special Families (RSF).

Ryedale In Business is hosting the event, including a three-course meal, on Saturday at the Talbot Hotel in Malton.

Rob Davis, funding coordinator for RSF, said: “I cannot thank the group enough for their incredible support and I know it’s going to be a great night.”

Angela Saunders, co-founder of Ryedale In Business, said: “I am truly honoured to be part of an event which helps such a worthy charity and proud to live in such a supportive and inclusive community.”

York-based band Traces will be providing the music at the event.

Tickets cost £45 and are available from the Talbot Hotel by phoning 01653 639096.