Ballycastle man and well-known freelance photographer Kevin McAuley who spent more than 17 weeks in hospital held a coffee morning yesterday at Ballycastle Presbyterian Church Hall.
Hundreds of people turned out to show their support.
The total to date raised stands at £7801.98. All proceeds will go towards the Dalriada Hospital Patient fund.
In a social media post this morning Kevin thanked the Ballycastle Community, Friends, Family, Helpers and to all that donated at the event or online.