Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Stepping out

Staff and regulars of 'Windsor's pub are planning a 10 mile fundraising walk from Staithes back to the pub on Sunday, June 17th, to help raise funds to repair the roof of Saltburn's Community Hall. The building was targeted by thieves in March who stripped lead from the roof. The hall’s insurance didn’t include vandalism, so the Saltburn Community and Arts Association - which pays a peppercorn rent - needs to find funds to repair the roof.
Manageress Doreen Hawkings said: "The hall is at the heart of the community. I felt devastated for its committee when I heard about the theft. It takes a lot of commitment to be involved in running such a centre and to be faced with the repair bill is something which shouldn’t be just left to the committee to deal with. People in Saltburn are rallying around, with a lot of support already shown."
Along with organising the sponsored walk, Doreen has contacted local businesses who are backing a fundraising raffle.
“We’ve got everything from meals at local restaurants and hotels, to a cut and blow dry and a flight in a Tiger Moth. If people don't want to take part in the walk I'd urge them to just pop in and buy a raffle ticket.” said Doreen.
Winning tickets will be drawn following the sponsored walk.
Raffle tickets are available at various outlets including Windsor’s, Real Meals and Trends hairdressing salon.
Sponsor forms to support the walkers are available from the pub on 01287 622222.

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