Your article: Pocklington turns red to support charity

Pocklington Co-op staff wearing red to support British Heart Foundation's campaign.
Pocklington Co-op staff wearing red to support British Heart Foundation's campaign.

Pocklington residents and businesses were red-dy in force to support the British Heart Foundation’s annual ‘Wear it, Beat it’ campaign.

The Foundation’s Pocklington and District Committee took over the foyer at Pocklington Arts Centre, providing coffee and cakes as well as a tombola to raise £380. Norma Jennings, who attended the event, said: “There was such a lovely atmosphere in the Arts Centre. A great tombola and I can definitely recommend the cakes! A real buzz - well done Pocklington committee.”

Meanwhile local businesses were encouraged to take part and dress up in red to raise funds. Between them they also raised over £400.

In Market Weighton, a collection at Asda, on High Street, raised £103.

A spokesperson for the British Heart Foundation Pocklington and District Committee said: “We would like to thank all the local people who supported the event at the Arts Centre and to the businesses in Pocklington for their kind generosity in raising funds through the collection boxes, making cakes and holding a raffle.”

British Heart Foundation’s mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease where people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.

More pictures in next week’s (19 February) people’s paper.