Hospice gets railway donation

Phil Hart, left, the conductor at the North Bay Railway hands over a cheque for �457 to Ron O'Connor, fundraiser for Martin House Children's Hospice.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  112304

Phil Hart, left, the conductor at the North Bay Railway hands over a cheque for �457 to Ron O'Connor, fundraiser for Martin House Children's Hospice. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112304

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SCARBOROUGH’S North Bay Railway has continued its anniversary celebrations by handing over a cheque to charity.

The £436, which was raised during at the railway’s 80th anniversary celebratory weekend, was presented to Ron O’Connor, a fundraiser for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The hospice, which is based in Wetherby, is the only hospice serving Scarborough and all of North Yorkshire for children and teenagers with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

A spokesperson for the railway said: “The link with Martin House is perfect for us as we cater mainly for children. It was the perfect choice for our chosen charity.

“From our point of view we have learned a lot from the Scarborough friends of Martin House regarding the amazing work that they do.

“We are a team of caring, experienced individuals who are looking forward to raising as much as possible.

“We are organising more events as we speak, which we hope will attract the usual generous Scarborough public.”