Big cash boost for charities

The cheque presentations at the New Community Shop.
The cheque presentations at the New Community Shop.

Generous donations totalling more than £15,000 have been made to charity after the closure of a community shop.

The Market Weighton Community Shop, founded by Christine Cawkwell and her partner Peter Neale, closed last year but was replaced by the New Community Shop.

Following a final audit and closure of the Market Weighton Community Shop, donations have been made to several charities. Cheque presentations took place recently at the New Community Shop.

The Market Weighton branch of the Royal British Legion received £5,000.

The Market Weighton Marie Curie Nurses was also presented with a cheque for £5,000. Another cheque for £5,000 was given to the Help for Heroes charity, and £500 was given to the Market Weighton Town Team.

Mrs Cawkwell said: “We are delighted to present cheques for a significant amount of money to these charities. A big thank you to all residents and volunteers who made it all possible.” Market Weighton Community Shop managed to raise more than £252,000 for projects and charities since it opened in 1999. The shop was founded as a social enterprise with all profits going to projects in the area once expenses had been paid.