Good causes receive paddlers’ cash

Charity fundraisers with Mayor John Blackburn and far right, Peter Howgate of Scarborough Cavaliers. Picture by Richard Ponter 113554
Charity fundraisers with Mayor John Blackburn and far right, Peter Howgate of Scarborough Cavaliers. Picture by Richard Ponter 113554

THE ROTARY Club of Scarborough Cavaliers have donated £12,000 to good causes.

The money was raised at the dragon boat races, which were held at Wykeham Lakes in June.

The cheques were handed over at a ceremony at the Town Hall.

A total of £8,000 was given to the children’s outpatients unit at Scarborough Hospital while £4,000 was split between the Scarborough Lifeboat, Sea Cadets, St Catherine’s Hospice, Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Peter Howgate, of the group’s fellowship committee, said: “It’s a good amount to raise, and at the event everyone said they had a good time.

“It was the first time we’ve done it, so we were especially pleased. We’ll be doing it again next year.”

There were 20 teams of around 15 paddlers at the dragon boat race event.

Tom Potter, who is president of the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers, said: “It was a great event for the community and was something that all of the Rotary Cavaliers got involved with.

“I would like to particularly thank Peter Howgate who did a fantastic job”

It has been confirmed that next year’s event will be held on June 10.