Old Pocklington photograph to be raffled off

Emma Humphreys with the picture
Emma Humphreys with the picture

An old photograph of Pocklington is being raffled off by an opticians in the town in aid of a fundraising initiative.

Scrivens Opticians, on George Street, is holding a raffle on 17 October, and is giving away the framed picture, which is an early 1960’s aerial shot of Pocklington, as a prize. The raffle is being held to mark World Sight Day and proceeds will go to the Optometry Giving Sight initiative.

Vanessa Saunders, a sales assistant at the shop, said: “We had a refit last year and this picture used to be on the wall. Because they wanted to update the premises and this is an old picture they said get rid of it but we said you can’t get rid of it. Because it’s World Sight Day we thought we would hold this raffle.”

The picture measures about 5ft by 3ft.

Emma Humphreys, who also works at the shop, will be doing a 10 kilometre run near Malton on 19 October to raise more money for Optometry Giving Sight.

This is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses.

Tickets for the raffle cost £2 each or £10 for a strip of tickets and are available from Scrivens in Pocklington.