Centre provides timely charity boost

VISITORS at a Scarborough day care centre have provided some late festive cheer for two local groups thanks to a successful Christmas Fayre.

Orchard House, in Scalby Road, has handed £100 cheques to the Scarborough branch of the Royal British Legion and Dial A Ride after holding the popular event.

Director June Stephenson said visitors had enjoyed raising the money and were thrilled to have been able to show off their creative and cooking skills in the process.

She said: “The visitors made a lot of arts and crafts throughout the year, as well as pickles and preserves and cakes, which they sold at our Christmas Fayre.

“We always ask the visitors who they would like to support and the Poppy Appeal is always a popular choice.

“A lot our visitors have connections with the forces so it is nice to do something in recognition of the work that they do all year round for those in the forces.

“Dial A Ride also help a lot of our visitors get to us as some would not be able to come without the transport.”

Visitors made a special cake for the Poppy Appeal presentation and Beryl and John Anderson, who co-ordinate Scarborough’s Poppy Appeal, thanked them for their generosity and support.