Sports stars were among those who showed their support at a charity night in Bury.

The event at Elton Fold Workmens Club on April 20 was set up in aid of the Manchester and district branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

It was a close cause for group, whose former secretary Jed Stoney has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

Video tributes were sent to the group from famous figures including Kevin Sinfield, who has helped to raise millions with his former Leeds Rhinos rugby league teammate Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with MND in December 2019.

Football managers Sam Allardyce and Mick McCarthy, along with rugby league players from Leeds, Warrington and St Helens, were among those who sent in videos, which committee member Dean Fist organised.

Raffles and auctions also took place on the night with prizes mainly obtained by Paula Nelson after being donated by businesses, club members, family and friends.

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Entertainment was provided by C J Stewart.

The evening raised £5,000, which was presented to Andrew from the Manchester Branch of MNDA on Friday, May 10 on the request of Jed to thank them for their continued support.

Jed also praised families, friends at Elton Fold staff for the event.