South Bay Sparkle lights up the harbour in Scarborough

A bid to spread some cheer as 2020 comes to an end has been launched in Scarborough.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 10:36 am
South Bay Sparkle will light up the harbour

South Bay Sparkle is aimed at raising funds for three local charities over the festive period by lighting up South Bay harbour.

The project involves South Bay businesses, the fishing and yachting community and residents.

Organisers have posted on their fundraising page: “2020 has been a horrid and for some a truly devastating year and so as we enter the Christmas holidays, the South Bay wanted to give a little back to the community as well as bringing a touch of sparkle and Christmas magic to the harbour.

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The initiative will raise money for three local charities

“Thanks to the generosity of Boyes stores, Dalby Offshore, Scarborough Yacht Club, South Bay Traders, the local fishing community, The Regal Lady and Seagrown, we are lighting up the harbour as well as asking you to help raise some much needed funds for Saint Catherine’s, Scarborough Sea Cadets and the Rainbow Centre."

The fund raising includes a children’s Christmas photo contest, with under-16s invited to send in their best shots of the harbour lights by night.

There will be prizes available for the winner and runners up.

To enter, send photos and the child’s name, age and contact details to The Rear Commodore, Scarborough Yacht Club at [email protected].

Youngsters are encouraged to enter a festive photo competition

The closing date for the competition is January 5.

South Bay looks magical