Spring clean to raise funds for village events

131121a  Ayton Jubilee Committee members Caroline Kaya, left, Stev Garbutt, chairman, and Alexandra Wilkinson, secretary, launch their Bags for the Future recycling scheme in aid of committee funds, with youngsters Aaron and Bekir Kaya, James Cousins, kneeling with Daisy the puppy, and Cole Thomas, right. Photo by Andrew Higgins    03/03/2013
131121a Ayton Jubilee Committee members Caroline Kaya, left, Stev Garbutt, chairman, and Alexandra Wilkinson, secretary, launch their Bags for the Future recycling scheme in aid of committee funds, with youngsters Aaron and Bekir Kaya, James Cousins, kneeling with Daisy the puppy, and Cole Thomas, right. Photo by Andrew Higgins 03/03/2013

A Scarborough community is being asked to rally round and bag up their unwanted goods to raise money for a series of celebration events.

Ayton Jubilee Committee is organising a Bags 2 To The Future collection in order to put on a Queen’s 60th anniversary of the Coronation event, a bonfire spectacular and Christmas party.

Last year, members laid on a number of events - at no admission cost -and are hoping this year’s get-togethers will also go with a bang.

To raise funds, the committee has launched the Ayton Spring Clean 2013, which starts this week. Organisers will be out in East and West Ayton delivering Bag 2 The Future bags, which can be filled with items such as old clothes, blankets, towels, bedding, textiles, handbags and shoes (must be tied together).

Once your bag is full, black bags can be used for additional items. People are asked to leave the bags outside their property for collection by noon on Saturday (March 23). Alternatively, you can drop bags off at the village hall on Sunday (March 24) from 1pm to 3pm.

Committee secretary Alexandra Wilkinson said: “If all the bags are filled, we could depending on the contents raise about £600 to £700 for the Ayton Jubilee Committee. The more funds we raise, the more fireworks and activities we will be able to carry out.

“If it’s successful, we plan to do this collection annually.”