Gliding event raises thousands

THE wet and rainy weather failed to dampen the spirits of gliding enthusiasts at Wolds Gliding Club in Pocklington which held its National Two-Seater Gliding Competition last week.

The event came to an end on Sunday after only three days of competition out of possible eight because of the poor weather conditions.

But competitors refused to let the rain ruin their fun and together they earn over £7,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in various fundraising activities during the week such as trailer/ car washing, cycling, walking, evening talks and auctions of flying-related items.

Competition director David Binney said: “I am very pleased to announce that we have managed to raise an amazing £7378 for Macmillan, which is a record breaking amount for the competition.

“Cancer is a disease that in one way or another can affect all of us and it’s through the astounding generosity of the competitors and our club members that we have been able to raise such a fantastic amount.”