Members of a Thornbury choir have helped raise more than £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

For many years Jenny Dennis and Claire Whalley have organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise funds for the charity which provides support for cancer patients and their families.

However, the restrictions caused by the pandemic meant that it was impossible to organise the event in the usual way.

Jenny and Claire are both members of Thornbury Community Choir who have continued to meet via Zoom each week since March.

At one of the weekly sessions, it was suggested that the coffee morning was held in the same way.

Choir members set about making cakes and thinking up other ideas for the auction.

There were handcrafted Christmas items - cards, decorations and bunting and masks for Christmas wear as well as plants, flowers, a promise for a summer hanging basket, mystery boxes, a water colour painting and a silver pendant made by one of the choir members.

Added to was a raffle and a pile of jigsaws which were sold at high speed.

In between, there were jokes, songs and poetry plus two quizzes run by choir leader Liz Martin.