Over two thousand pounds has been raised for charity after a dynamic duo took part in the Macmillan Cancer Support ‘Sober for October’ fundraiser.
Shelly Lount, who owns Charity Farm Caravan Park at Sewerby, and her friend Jason Bennett who manages the Seabirds Restaurant at Flamborough joined forces to stay alcohol free for a whole month.
Said Shelly: “We will have completed 31 days of not drinking alcohol and have raised much needed funds for this great cause. I have contact the head of Macmillan in Driffield – who really helped me when I was looking after my mum and dad – and spoke about keeping the money that we have raised local to the area.”
Over the month of October Shelly and Jason have been asking customers and friends to donate to the Macmillan cause.
“By the time we have finished I think we will be around two thousand pounds which is great. We couldn’t have done it without the kind sponsorship of people I do business with and my customers on Charity Farm and Jason’s customers at the Seabirds.”
Local businesses that have helped with sponsorship are: Bridlington Caravan Centre, Beeford Holiday Home Centre, Shaun Williamson Solicitors, Stablers, Gordon Calvert, GTEK Security Systems, Allsigns, Static Solutions, Websters, AKM Calor Gas, West BS, Mark Bates Insurance, Beauty Bank, Seabirds at Flamborough, H. Lount & Son Ltd, Justin Smith Electrician, Milners Bakery, A & G, and customers from Charity Farm at Sewerby.
Pictured: Shelly and Jason enjoying a glass of orange at the Seabirds.
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