Full steam ahead as railway workers raise £3,000

Celebrating a �3,000, cheque presentation in aid of Macmillan at North Bay Railway.Fundraisers and supporters Phil Hart,Stephen Johnson,Mura Elliot,Macmillans Sally Millington,Ray Kirk,Helen Hart,Alan Price Richard Robinson,Graham Hill,Paul Bailey..Picture Richard Ponter 134503
Celebrating a �3,000, cheque presentation in aid of Macmillan at North Bay Railway.Fundraisers and supporters Phil Hart,Stephen Johnson,Mura Elliot,Macmillans Sally Millington,Ray Kirk,Helen Hart,Alan Price Richard Robinson,Graham Hill,Paul Bailey..Picture Richard Ponter 134503
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Staff and volunteers at the North Bay Railway have raised £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of a colleague.

Railway guard Phil Hart explained that the team wanted to support the charity following the death of Derek Thompson, who had worked on the railway for more than 20 years.

He said: “Losing Derek was a shock to us all and it was his wish for us to raise money for Macmillan.”

The railway team set about raising funds by holding a book stall, which brought in an impressive £550.

This was followed by another £1,200, which was raised by letting children drive the engine up and down the platform. There were also tins brought out for donations.

Phil said: “The public always amazes you with the generosity. We were really pleased.”

Sally Millington, a fundraising manager at Macmillan, said: “North Bay Railway have been absolutely fantastic with their support. They have raised a really magnificent amount over the year, and people have been extremely generous.

“We are so grateful to everyone who has helped to raise this wonderful amount which is going to help Macmillan to make a vital difference to people affected by cancer in the Scarborough area.”

Pictured are Phil Hart, Stephen Johnson, Mura Elliot, Macmillan’s Sally Millington, Ray Kirk, Helen Hart, Alan Price, Richard Robinson, Graham Hill and Paul Bailey.

Picture Richard Ponter 134503