Kendal Rugby Club's Auld Greys had a special evening of fundraising, dancing in memory of a cherished member, Craig Ross.

The popular Auld Grey, who sadly passed away late last year from pulmonary fibrosis, was known throughout the club for his infectious enthusiasm and for encouraging people to improve their skills and try new things.

A 'Strictly' dance event was organised at the club, where club members Kaye and Gary Lawrence introduced willing Auld Greys to the 'cha cha cha' and 'jive', in a light-hearted, non-competitive environment.

Every dancer received a score of '10' and the audience was invited to practice the basic steps with the 'experts'.

The evening also involved raffles and a music quiz, organised by Jackie Ross and her sons Ethan and Lucas, raising more than £2,000.

The Westmorland Gazette: Auld Grey member, Bob Thornton, faced the chop to raise fundsAuld Grey member, Bob Thornton, faced the chop to raise funds (Image: Supplied)

Auld Grey member, Bob Thornton, managed to raise an impressive sum of £850 by putting his own hair on the line.

Mr Thornton promised to give up his 'golden locks' if £300 was pledged, a figure that was quickly surpassed during the event.

Barclays Bank has agreed to match the funds raised, and the total amount will be handed to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust at a separate event later this year.