Well Appealing !
In 15 weeks the people of Scarborough have
raised £62,791.40 for the New May Lodge Appeal.
Since the evening news teamed up with NCH
Action for Children to launch the appeal in September
donations have come in at the rate of more than £1,000
The total includes £2,000 given by
customers of the Boyes store in Queen Street who dropped
coins into a wishing well as they waited to see
Boyes bosses had anticipated raising
£1,000, but that target had been doubled.
The Cash will be used to build a new
resource and respite centre on land near Scarborough
Hospital for disabled children from Scarborough, Whitby and
Big Chilly '99
A competition winner wheeled away £390
worth of goods in a mad trolly dash at the Westborough Tesco
on Saturday 18 Dec.
Sally Jackson, from Lingholm Crescent, won
the competition from thousands of entrants. Her husband
Martin Jackson was set loose in the supermarket at 7.45am
before it opened and given two minutes to grab as many goods
as he could, limited to two of each item and nothing from
the alcohol or electrical aisles.
Mr Jackson managed to fill four shopping
trolleys with the help of staff who had the next trolley
lined up. He said: "Because of the time limit I stayed on
the aisle with the Christmas sweets and crackers. As it's a
small store I think everything is more concentrated so it
was easy for me to grab things. I didn't expect to get so
Richard Evans, store manager, said: "the
family did really well, it was a great success. They even
managed to get our Tesco Big Chilly '99, which is worth
Mr Jackson said the snowman was for his
daughter Faye, 15, who had asked him to grab one.
Time to Party!
Thousands of Scarborough people were
prepareing for the Town's biggest ever party to see in the
With an unprecedented number of people due
in town, every available police officer will be on duty to
ensure that the celebrations pass off without
Fears that the town's New Year celebrations
could be a damb squib were erased and Scarborough revellers
were getting ready to eat, drink and make merry with
millions of others across the globe.
There were numerous events planned across
town, but none bigger than the council's Time Explosion at
the Spa complex.
People who wanted to see in the new
millennium in a more religious way could take part in one of
several church services on the night.
The main church celebrations took place
St Mary's Church, which started with a
candle lit millennium service, for people of of all ages and
from five different Christian denominations. 8pm -
St Martin-on-the-Hill Church on South Cliff,
Where millennium prayers were said leading upto and after
the millenium bell ringing.
Pubs and clubs across the town also held
special events, some of which were open to ticket holders
Among the many community events was a large
celebration on the lancaster Park estate at Scalby, and
there was a millennium line dance at Snainton Village
On New Years day people had the opportunity
to take part in the now traditional New Years Dip to see off
the hangover and clear the cobwebs.
People still wanting to party on the New
Years day afternoon could have been seen at the Spa again at
a millennium 2000 gig featuring local bands.
2000 Newly Weds
Apart from probably being the first couple
to wed in the year 2000 in the UK, there's another good
reason to get married on New Year's Day.
"Gordon thought it was the perfect day so
there would be no chance for him forgetting our
anniversary," said Adele.
The couple who met in the Ramshill pub three
years ago, got engaged two years ago and have a one year-old
In the summer, they decided to marry on 1
January and originally booked the 10am slot at Scarborough
Register office but were contacted by the registrar and
asked if they wanted to bring their wedding forward to 8am,
to give them the chance of making history.
"Eight o'clock is the earliest anyone can
legally get married in the new millennium," explained Adele,
"All weddings are special anyway but this
will be extra special, not only for us but for our family
and friends, too."
Once Adele and Gordon, of Eastfield, had
settled on a date the race was on to organise the
North Yorkshire County Council's manager of
registrar services, Robin Mair, said a lot of people had
been interested in getting married on the day but had had
problems arranging reception venues, hairdressers and
Adele and Gordon, 46, were facing similar
obstacles when they got in touch with the Evening
They contacted Nick Conn, owner of Saks Hair
and Beauty in Westborough, who was delighted to help create
Adele and Gordon's wedding day look.
Kathleen Waudby, of Katalena Fashions on
Falsgrave Road, stepped in to offer half price bridal hire
for the couple.
Imaginative Icing, also of Falsgrave Road,
produced a special millennium wedding cake.
Adele and Gordon held their wedding
reception at Wesly Hall at Eastfield and did their own
"Everyone here is so thrilled with the
way the people of Scarborough have backed this appeal, which
is the first of its kind for us.
"Your support has been, and continues to
be, absolutely tremendous. We would like to wish the
generous and kind-hearted people of Scarborough a very merry
Christmas, and a truly marvellous New Year."
Deryk Mead, cheif executive of NCH Action
for Children, on how the New May Lodge Appeal was
"If you need an excuse to escape the
festivities, check out any geraniums and fuchsias you are
saving for next year...."
Ron Womack,gardening writer for the
Scarborough Evening News, on avoiding relatives?
"It really will be a wedding
breakfast,........we're really excited about the day and
everyone is looking forward to it"
Gordon Jackson, soon to be husband of Adele
Vickers Yorkshire's first legally wed couple in the year
2000, talking about their wedding reception on the new
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