Letter: An enormous thank you to so many people

The Rainbow Centre fundraising team gratefully acknowledges the generosity of so many local people, businesses and individuals who kindly donated such a wide variety of items that really caught the imagination. We thank all those who bid, whatever the amount, that helped us towards raising the amazing total of £7,000 so far.

Enormous thanks go to the general public and all who contributed to channelling the resources to such good effect.

The bidders have received delightful experiences ranging from a bottle of House of Commons claret, a Champagne tea with Sir Alan and Lady Ayckbourn (our loyal Scarborough patrons), a carriage ride, holiday accommodation, a painting commission for a Yorkshire scene, a trip in the lifeboat at the start of the Holland yacht race, pampering sessions, gardens and restaurants to visit, crafts to learn. The mayor even bid to be murdered in a Bill Kitson mystery! Susan Hill gave a signed first edition of The Woman in Black and donated the profits from the sale of her souvenirs at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

As a result, everyone is even more aware of the Rainbow Centre and the fantastic work we do. Some people have volunteered their services too.

We hope the donors now have more customers and the Rainbow Centre has more money to keep supporting those in need.

But it does not stop there. Rebecca Kelly-Evans is giving a concert with the renowned Hackness Ladies Choir on Saturday at 7pm at the Rainbow Centre. £3 pay at the door, refreshments provided.

Scarborough Concert Band is also playing in St Mary’s Church on Sunday December 13 at 2.30pm in the presence of the mayor and mayoress and our MP, Robert Goodwill. Admission free, retiring collection for the Rainbow Centre.

Anne Morley,

trustee and fundraiser,

Rainbow Centre