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Disabled to benefit from Evening News appeal

A badly-needed new rescource centre for disabled children is to be built after a terrific reader response to a £250,000 appeal.

Donations have poured into the Scarborough Evening News Millennium Appeal since it was launched in September.

The cash that has been pledged totals more than £253,000 and the target has been smashed in less than a year. That makes it one of the most successful appeals run by the paper.

The New May Lodge Appeal will build the centre for disabled children in Scarborough.

The Scarborough Evening News is the biggest-selling daily newspaper on Yorkshire’s east coast and covers Scarborough and its surrounding villages as well as the resort of Filey.

Its generous readers raised almost £30,000 a month for the NCH Action for Children appeal.

Supporters organised fairs, sponsored events, marathons, street collections, bought badges, held coffee mornings and jumble sales, made long-distance cycling trips and sponsored Christmas lights.

Youngsters gave up time to raise money, church congregations donated cash and shops put collection boxes on their counters. There were many anonymous donations.

Evening News editor David Penman wrote in his paper: “When we launched this appeal in September we could not have imagined how successful it would be.

“The town gave us its full support and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us raise this fantastic total for such a good cause.”

Published by Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, the Evening News is the daily title in the stable of paid-for weekly newspapers including the Whitby Gazette, Bridlington Free Press, Driffield Times, Driffield Post and Pocklington Post. The company also publishes free sheets in Scarborough, Bridlington and Beverley.

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