Driffield residents suffering from a painful disease have been united at an event which raised almost £500 for a charity close their hearts.
39-year-old Claire Arundel and Siobahn Hamminga, 30 both suffer from Psoriatic arthritis - a debilitating disease which affects the joints.
The two women, who both live in Driffield, formed a friendship when a mutual friend put them in touch with one another, knowing they suffer from the same condition.
In an attempt to highlight the illness and raise funds for the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance, the pair held a fund raising event at Cass Hall on King Street, Driffield on Saturday (September 14).
The event saw revellers enjoy an afternoon tea party and stalls held by local business.
Claire said: “We raised £484.90 for the Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance which Siobhan and I are delighted with.
“Cass Hall was packed and we were so happy to see people enjoying themselves. We would like to thank all the stall holders, all the people who donated raffle prizes and everyone who made the day a success.
“A special thanks must go to Alan Allsop for donating a framed water colour he painted himself which was won by Michelle Bell.”
The event also saw the women introduced to more Driffield residents who suffer from the illness.
“We couldn’t be happier with the result, not only did we raise a fabulous amount, and raised awareness but fellow sufferers have also come forward so it looks like we may have to set up a local support group and future events will be organised,” Claire added.
If you would like to donate to PAPAA you are still able to do so online at http://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Andrew-Arundel1