TWO Scarborough charities are £350 better off following a year of fund-raising events by one of the town’s charitable organisations.
A total of £700 was raised during a 12 month period by ladies from the Scarborough Lions Club, through various fund-raising activities such as coffee mornings and jumble sales, and the cash was split equally between Scarborough’s Child Contact Centre and Mencap.
Jean Jones, the wife of Lions’ president Gareth, said they liked to chose different causes every year. She said: “We do what we can fit in and collect the money through the year. When the Lions’ president changes that is when the money goes to the charities.
“We try to chose different ones each year and various people suggest organisations. Where the Lions themselves give locally and internationally the Lions ladies keep it in Scarborough.”
She added that since July, when her husband was named as the new president, they had organised a tombola stall at Seamer Gala and their first coffee morning was due to take place on Saturday.
The event will be at South Beck Cottage, Hackness Road, in Scalby, between 10am and noon.
There will be various stalls including cakes, books and bric-a-brac as well as a raffle and tombola.
The Scarbiorough group is part of the Lions Club International and members volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local and global communities.