Race night is runaway success for kidney unit

Boot and slipper, Barmby Moor''Foreground: Ruth Mear and Carole Gover (York district hospital)  Maurice Rollinson. Background  Pam Rollinson, Roy and Sue Fro, Andy Tennant, Paul Travers, Faye Rollinson, Frank George
Boot and slipper, Barmby Moor''Foreground: Ruth Mear and Carole Gover (York district hospital) Maurice Rollinson. Background Pam Rollinson, Roy and Sue Fro, Andy Tennant, Paul Travers, Faye Rollinson, Frank George

A FUNDRAISING race night in Barmby Moor proved a runaway success, resulting in almost £1,500 being raised for a York Hospital unit.

The event, which took place at the Boot and Slipper, was organised by the family of Janet Johnson, a former landlady of the pub and dialysis patient, who lost her 20-year battle with chronic kidney failure last year at the age of 58.

Organised by Janet’s brother Maurrice, there were eight races and each one was sponsored £25 by a company in the area. In addition, participants were asked to pay £10 per horse.

In total, £1,435 was raised for the renal unit at York Hospital.

Maurice Rollinson, Janet’s brother, said: “We wanted to organise the race night in memory of Janet and to give something back to the renal unit where she spent a large part of her life.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the evening and a special thanks to John and Andy, the landlords of the Boot and Slipper, for kindly providing the venue and food.”