Funds roll in after charity event

Roger Taylor from Langleys solicitors, back left, hands over a cheque to Carolyn Jackson from St Catherine's Hospice, right, watched by NBR ticket clerk Mura Elliott with NBR dog Benny and train guard Derek Thompson.'112959
Roger Taylor from Langleys solicitors, back left, hands over a cheque to Carolyn Jackson from St Catherine's Hospice, right, watched by NBR ticket clerk Mura Elliott with NBR dog Benny and train guard Derek Thompson.'112959

A TEAM of solicitors went full steam ahead to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Langleys legal team from York and guests took to the rails and enjoyed a drinks reception and a meal at the Glass House Bistro as part of the charity event.

They enjoyed the three-quarter-mile miniature train journey from Peasholm Station to Scalby Mills and back again, taking in the sights and sounds of Scarborough’s North Bay on the way.

Fundraising efforts during the evening included the auctioning of an opportunity to drive the North Bay Railway. This was enjoyed by James Hodgson, fulfilling a boyhood ambition.

Carolyn Jackson, Saint Catherine’s fundraising team leader, said: “We are delighted that everyone from Langleys enjoyed their evening on the North Bay Railway – it is one of the gems on the Yorkshire coast.

“I hope they decide to make it an annual trip. We are also very grateful to them and David Humphreys and his staff for fundraising for Saint Catherine’s.

“We are heavily reliant on the support of local businesses and individuals to raise the £4.5m we need each year to provide hospice services.”

Langleys’ partner and notary public Roger Taylor said: “This was a great event for Langleys and a memorable trip to Scarborough.

“Our social committee works hard throughout the year to provide the team with the opportunity to enjoy different events and to network.

“We were delighted to continue our support for Saint Catherine’s by fundraising for them during the evening. The hospice does a tremendous job and I know values every penny that is raised for them.”

Langleys is a leading regional and national legal practice in the UK with offices in York and Lincoln. They offer a broad range of specialist legal services to businesses, insurers, local authorities, charities and private clients.

The North Bay Railway is celebrating its 80th year of service, during which time it has provided memorable trips around the North Bay for young and old alike.