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Stray Bonfire organisers donate proceeds to Harrogate Hospital charity

Organisers of the Stray Bonfire have handed over the proceeds from the event to their chosen charity - the Friends of Harrogate Hospital.

Organisers of the Stray Bonfire have handed over the proceeds from the event to their chosen charity - the Friends of Harrogate Hospital. Harrogate Round Table has organised the Charity Bonfire and Fireworks on the Stray for the past 50 years. And this year was a record-breaking event, as £6,568.42 was raised and donated to charity. John Carter of Harrogate Round Table said:

"Each year our priority is to put on a fantastic and safe bonfire and fireworks display that’s free for everyone to attend. "Our second objective is to raise funds for worthy local charities and we’re delighted to have raised this sum for the Friends of Harrogate Hospital. "We’d like to say a big thank you to the very generous Harrogate public!"
The group went along to Harrogate District Hospital and handed over the sizeable donation. Andy Wilkinson from the Friends of Harrogate Hospital, who was full of praise for the town's community spirit, said the money will go towards equipment and facilities not available from NHS resources. He said:
"The Friends of Harrogate Hospital are very grateful to Harrogate Round Table for selecting us as the beneficiary of this year’s bonfire and fireworks on the Stray. "The amount raised shows thanks from the local community for the exceptional efforts of our local NHS during the Covid pandemic. "The money will be devoted to purchase equipment or facilities not available from NHS resources to further improve patient care at Harrogate Hospital. "The Friends continue fundraising throughout the year to support the excellent work within our hospital and in the community."
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