DANCERS waltzed, quick-stepped, line danced and jived their way to a cool cash sum for Help for Heroes.
Joiner and retired bank clerk, Graham and Linda Smailes, of Seamer Road, occasionally attend 1940s re-enactments, and decided to organise their own event to reflect their interests and support a worthy cause.
The 40s charity dance took place at the Conservative Club in Huntriss Row and all but sold out with around 100 people attending.
Mr Smailes said: “It was a good dance and most people dressed up for the 1940s.
“We did exceptionally well, there were a lot of donated prizes for the raffle and to raise over £500 is good going.
“Lots of people also came from out of town - from York, Teesside, Sunderland and the West Riding.
“It was a good evening and everyone really enjoyed themselves”
Revellers got into the spirit with live music from specialist 40s singer Paul Harper and daughter Natasha, and a supper was also provided.