Royal baby competition raises over £200

Celebrating...Langland's staff after the birth of the royal baby.
Celebrating...Langland's staff after the birth of the royal baby.

More than £200 has been raised by Langland’s Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe which held a competition throughout July up until the birth of the royal baby to guess the sex of the baby.

Customers had to donate £1 as well as guess if the baby would be a boy or a girl to be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Langland’s voucher.

Langland’s raised £202.23 from the competition, which will go the children’s ward at York Hospital.

Hattie Sparke, HR, marketing and events officer at Langland’s, said: “With all the excitement running up to the birth day of the royal baby it was only right that we do something to mark the occasion.

“Lots of other companies were doing competitions like guess the weight or name of the baby so after some ideas were thrown around by a few members of our staff we decided to give customers the opportunity to guess the gender.”

“We also saw this as an ideal opportunity to raise some money for a good cause and considering the baby theme and our Christmas toy donations last year, it was no surprise that we thought of York Hospital children’s ward.”