Sweet success to end charity year

Scarborough,Whitby and Ryedale MIND celebrate their 50th birthday at Sainsburys who are supporting the charity.From left,Stephen Brady of MIND,Sallie Smith of Sainsburys who made the cupcakes and Corinne Clancy of MIND.'Picture by Neil Silk  121952
Scarborough,Whitby and Ryedale MIND celebrate their 50th birthday at Sainsburys who are supporting the charity.From left,Stephen Brady of MIND,Sallie Smith of Sainsburys who made the cupcakes and Corinne Clancy of MIND.'Picture by Neil Silk 121952
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SCARBOROUGH shoppers were in for a sweet treat to celebrate a successful fundraising year at Sainsbury’s in Falsgrave.

The store hosted a cake stall and raffle to mark the end of its Charity of the Year partnership with Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind.

The event featured a special 50-themed cake as the charity is celebrating its 50th birthday.

The cupcakes were baked by Sallie Smith of Sainsbury’s (pictured).

Fiona Daplyn, also of Sainsbury’s, said: “We’re still counting up, but this year we have raised well over £6,000 for Mind.

“It’s a great result and is nearly double what we’ve raised in previous years.

“The money should make a big difference to the charity and all the good work they do.”

Mrs Daplyn said that representatives from Mind had been very proactive in coming into the store and working with staff on fundraising events.

She continued: “Everyone has been very involved and very active in the process.

“We’ve had all sorts of events, including two pamper evenings, raffles, cake stalls and quizzes.

“The response from the public has been great - better than ever before.

“We’ve had buckets out on the shop floor so people can make donations.”

Mrs Daplyn added that the partnership has also raised awareness of Mind and the work the charity does in the field of mental health support.

She said: “We wanted to help the Scarborough branch as much as we possibly could.

“We now have a couple of colleagues who volunteer at Mind.”