VIDEO: Bridlington model boat show raises cash for young Angel

A fantastic total of £1,000 was raised for a six-year-old Scarborough girl at the Bridlington Model Boat Society’s annual open weekend.

Plenty of visitors came from as far away as Scotland and Liverpool to see a colourful variety of model boats and younger visitors had the chance to take part in a competition.

Model Boat Society Open Weekend.

Model Boat Society Open Weekend.

The weekend event, from Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 August, raised the money for Legs for Angel, a charity established to help fund a new prosthetic leg for Angel, who was born with ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome.

Ian Phillips, secretary for the society said: “We raised about double what we expected.

“It is very hard work from the members point of view but you forget about all the hard work when you see how much you have raised.

“It went absolutely according to plan. It went very well, better than last year’s event. There were more people that came down and a lot more boats on display – over 200.”

When she was nine-months-old Angel had her left leg amputated and since then she has had seven major operations to try to correct her right leg.

This summer she will also have her right leg amputated and currently wears a prosthetic leg.

As Angel grows she will need new prosthetic legs every year to 18 months and to buy waterproof legs her family will have to shell out £3,000.

The annual show, held at the Carnaby Industrial Estate, saw a host of radio-controlled boats on show, along with yachts, tugs, fishing boats, naval ships and powerboats.

The society will donate the £1,000 raised for Angel in the coming weeks.