AN open garden event at Langley raised £600 for two churches in neighbouring Haydon Bridge.

The proceeds of the event, hosted by Tom and Belinda Speir, at East Deanraw Farm on July 29, will support St Cuthbert’s Church and St John of Beverley Catholic Church.

The day included a plant sale, arts and crafts, carvings, floral displays, an auction of donated prizes and live music from local band, Cherry Pickers.

Tom said: “Many people and businesses generously supported us, and I really want to say thank you to them all .”