A PUB will swap spirits from the bottle for those of the supernatural world at its next fundraising event.

Jeanette Ryans, landlady of the Glendenning Arms, in Witton Gilbert, near Durham, has organised a spiritual night tonight, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Demand for tickets has been so great that instead of holding it at the pub, where she has previously held events for the charity, Ms Ryans has booked the nearby 200-capacity Cooper Hall.

Tickets for the event are available on 0191-371 0316.

It starts at 7pm, and will be followed by a cheque presentation to Caroline Peacock and Caroline Broadfoot, from Durham Macmillan Cancer Care, at 9pm.

Ms Ryans said: "Macmillan Cancer Care is a charity which is close to many of our customers' hearts, and we are looking forward to raising a lot of money for this very worthwhile cause, while also raising awareness of spiritualism."

Richard Bell, business development manager at Pubmaster, which owns the Glendenning Arms, said: "The staff and customers at the Glendenning Arms have worked tirelessly over the past 18 months to raise money for this important charity."