A group of women got themselves in a spin and raised thousands of pounds for charity. 

The 'Spinathon' was held in aid of Bolton-based Backup North West, with £3734.48 being collected. 

The event, which took place on January 27 at St John's Free Church, Tottington, was hosted by local coach, Training with Katie, with workers at Backup and clients of Katie's taking part. 

Claire Hand, a fundraising coordinator at Backup, organised the event in her free time. 

She said: "In total we managed to raise a whopping £3734.48.  It was hard work but we absolutely smashed it." 

The Bolton News: SpinningSpinning (Image: Public)The charity also has its annual ball coming up on March 16 at The Premier Suite at the Bolton Stadium hotel. 

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This year's party will see everyone drinking their martinis shaken, not stirred, with a 'Backup Royale' theme. 

Tickets are £95 each or £950 for a table of ten, with pre-dinner drinks starting at 7pm. 

Previous years' events have had themes including Peaky Blinders and 'Stars for a Night'. 

Last year's ball saw soul legend Heather Small of M People perform, while Bolton's own Sophie Willan attended the Peaky Blinders ball, decked out in full early 20th century garb.