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A BANK holiday event has help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The team at the Railway pub, in Bakewell Road, Matlock, raised £2,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by hosting an awareness day.

The day was inspired by 26–year–old Robyn Crowder, who had to have a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

The event featured a slave auction, wet sponge stocks, face painting and live bands.

Complete with money raised online by Robyn herself and other donations, around £4,000 should have been raised for the charity.

Robyn, who is originally from Matlock and works at Courtaulds in Belper, is recovering at home at the moment following her ordeal.

Her mother, Jo Crowder, of Matlock, said: “She is okay.

“I can’t out into words what the people of Matlock have done and how supportive they have been.

“It’s given her great comfort.”

She gave her special thanks to Kerrie Webster and Tanya Spencer who organised the event.

“I don’t know what I would have done without them,” Jo said.

“It was a wonderful day and it went really well.”