Helping hand for children’s hospice

Barbara and Ron O'Connor, left, local fundraisers for Martin House Children's Hospice, collect a donation from the committe of Danes Dyke Community Centre, chairperson Doreen Crabtree, centre, Ken Gill, treasurer, Maribel Gill, David and Valerie McGregor, events organiser. The money was raised at the Centre's coffee mornings. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130221 09/01/2013
Barbara and Ron O'Connor, left, local fundraisers for Martin House Children's Hospice, collect a donation from the committe of Danes Dyke Community Centre, chairperson Doreen Crabtree, centre, Ken Gill, treasurer, Maribel Gill, David and Valerie McGregor, events organiser. The money was raised at the Centre's coffee mornings. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130221 09/01/2013
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Kind hearted fundraisers at a Scarborough community centre have handed over a cheque for £350 to Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The donation was presented by Ken Gill, chairman of the Danes Dyke and Keld Close Community Centre, to Ron O’Connor, chairman of the Scarborough Friends of Martin House.

The cash was raised from a film show (£77), a raffle (£42), a bottle on the counter (£164) and a donation from the community centre fund.

A different charity is chosen every year, aiming for a charity that supports not only the Scarborough area but the wider area of Yorkshire.

Martin House is situated at Boston Spa, and is Scarborough’s local children’s hospice, providing support - including respite, terminal and bereavement care - to families with a child with a life-limiting condition.

Around 86 per cent of annual running costs have to be met by voluntary contributions and fundraising.

Pictured, left to right, are Barbara and Ron O’Connor, local fundraisers for Martin House, Danes Dyke Community Centre chairperson Doreen Crabtree, Ken Gill, treasurer, Maribel Gill, David and Valerie McGregor, events organiser.

Photo by Andrew Higgins 130221