By Brian Stott
As the clocks go forward and our thoughts turn to spring and even summer the depths of winter and Christmas are now a distant memory.
But the Skipton Craven Rotarians rekindled thoughts of the festive season on Tuesday 28th March when Skipton Craven Rotary Club held their Annual Presentation and Celebration Evening for the Skipton Santa Fun Run.
The Club was pleased to announce that the magnificent amount of £34,500 was raised for local charities by the 2016 event.
Cheques totalling £13,500 were presented on the night to
Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice (£7000), Yorkshire Cancer Research (£4500) and Leeds General Infirmary Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (£2000).
A remaining £21,000 has already been donated to numerous charities by way of individual fundraising for Santa Runners own charities.
Skipton Craven Rotary would like to say a BIG THANK-YOU to all who donated or helped in one way or another to raise this fantastic sum.
The Rotary club hope to see everyone again later in the year for the 2017 Run to be held on Sunday 26th November!
Pictured here are (from left)
Liv Moffat and Karen Jones (Manorlands), Alex Green ( LGI Children’s Heart Surgery Fund) , George Garland (President Skipton Craven Rotary Club), Patsy Robertshaw (Yorkshire Cancer Research) and John Eddison ( Chief Organising Member Skipton Craven Rotary Club)
All of these companies and organisations helped with the sponsorship of the event and Skipton craven rotary is very grateful for this.
Santas passing the iconic Skipton castle Gateway
President George Garland with the Yorkshire Cancer Research Mascot
An aerial shot of the start by John Jameson from his Drone Camera
Karen Jones from Manorlands receives a £7000 cheque from George Garland
Alex Green of Yorkshire Cancer Research thanks the Rotary Members for the £4500 cheque.
Patsy Robertshaw of LGI Children’s Heart Surgery Fund receives a cheque for £2000