Boys’ Brigade garage fund gets a boost

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SCARBOROUGH Boys’ Brigade has been given a welcome funding boost following a coffee morning and book sale.

The event, at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church, raised £174 which will be put towards building a garage for the group’s minibus.

The Boy’s Brigade holds regular coffee mornings and this one featured stalls selling books, bric a brac and crafts.

Company captain Chris Bairstow said: “It was very successful and well supported by the public.

“It takes us further along the line in getting a garage built as the minibus is parked at a parent’s house at the moment.

“Having the garage will make things a lot easier all round.”

Mr Bairstow added that the group holds fairs and coffee mornings on a regular basis and has so far raised £11,000 towards the fund.

The next event will be a similar fundraiser at 16 Fairfield Crescent on June 4 from 10am to 2pm.

There will be refreshments on sale and a tombola.

Mr Bairstow said: “We have raised all the funds through people’s support and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us so far.”

The Boys’ Brigade is a Christian uniformed youth organisation for boys which meets every Wednesday at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church.

The Scarborough group has been going since 1966.