Sunday, 5 August 2007

£677 raised on Yorkshire Day for Redcar Lifeboat

Sales of artificial white roses in Redcar town centre
reached a new high on Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1st August when £677 was raised for Redcar Lifeboat.

Organiser of the annual sale, Mrs Nancy Hudson, Secretary of the Yorkshire Ridings Society's North Riding Group (pictured) said:

"The nice thing is that not only are people donating to a worthwhile cause they also make it very clear to us when they buy the roses how enthusiastic they are to show their pride in Yorkshire."

Chairman of the Yorkshire Ridings Society, Councillor Chris Abbott, said:

"Nancy and her team were assisted by the Ladies Lifeboat Guild and they sold out their entire stock for the day. We shall have to have another coffee morning or two to raise funds to buy more rose for next year's even bigger event when we host the countywide event for the Yorkshire Society, a separate organisation from the YRS."

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