A very bright way to help our youth

Thorpe and Co Solicitors get ready for a charity walk front Rebekah Errington holds the balloons as Debbie Fenby gives Edward Burnett at helping start allin aid of the Meeting Place charity .112783  picture Richard Ponter.
Thorpe and Co Solicitors get ready for a charity walk front Rebekah Errington holds the balloons as Debbie Fenby gives Edward Burnett at helping start allin aid of the Meeting Place charity .112783 picture Richard Ponter.

A TEAM of Scarborough charity fundraisers defied the wet weather to raise £800 for a charity helping youngsters in the town.

The group of 25 walkers, including staff from solicitors Thorpe and Co, in Valley Bridge Parade, donned colourful green and yellow clothing to take part in the walk for The Meeting Place charity.

The circular seven mile walk started at The Crown Tavern, in Scalby Road and went to Burniston’s Three Jolly Sailors.

Debbie Fenby, one of the organisers from Thorpe and Co, said the day had been great fun.

She said: “It was a really fun day despite the weather and everyone had a great time.

“It rained when we set off but that added to the fun and we are absolutely delighted with the money we raised.

“Everyone had a good time and there were no reports of any injuries - it was our two dogs that were the most tired at the end!

“We will be continuing to raise money and reach our target of £1,000 and will be having cake sales and book sales in our three offices to help boost the total.

“Many of our clients benefit from services offered by the contact centre and it is an ideal place where children who are suffering from the effects of divorce or separation can spend time with an absent parent or other family members to ensure contact is maintained.

“This was our way of giving something back to the community.”

Members of the charity praised the walkers’ efforts and thanked everyone for their generosity.

They added: “We are delighted that everyone gave up their rime to raise funds for our service, we are a children’s charity entirely dependant on donations and fundraising efforts and we really appreciate that the staff are so supportive of our service.”