News Release

Yorkshire Day - A Reet Grand Do!

Local members organise a day of fun and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer support

On August 1st in the heart of Yorkshire a special “Yorkshire Day” was held by members of the local congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Organised by local Church leader, Bishop Liddicott with Hazel James, an afternoon of fun and entertainment was provided for all. The proceeds from the afternoon were raised for Macmillan cancer support, who were very grateful for the donation.

The car park was transformed into an amazing space with a Tombola stall, Tin can Alley, Hot Dog and Burger stall, Ice cream tent, plant sale, White Elephant stall, a spinning demonstration, card and craft stalls and a Home Baking tent. Local residents and members of the public, who had been invited with the congregation, all enjoyed their time together.

The afternoon began with the light-hearted singing of the “Yorkshire anthem”  ie. “On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat” and the raising of the Yorkshire flag. Interspersed throughout the afternoon were  competitions such as,  “Wellie Wanging”, “Yorkshire Pudding Eating “ and a “Yorkshire Cycle race “ albeit on static cycles! Finally, a very popular cake baking competition judged by a much loved member, Nancy Jackson.

The afternoon ended a little early in true Yorkshire fashion as the overhead clouds burst and and the ensuing deluge sent everyone scurrying indoors carrying whatever they could!

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