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The Proudfoot Group donates to five causes

Published on 17 June 2014

The Proudfoot Group has generously donated a fantastic £2,000 from funds raised in its stores, to five worthy causes in the local community that rely on public funding.

The independently run stores located in Newby, Eastfield and Seamer districts raised the monies through their membership of Nisa and its Making A Difference Locally (MADL) charity. Over the past two years The Proudfoot Group has donated over £13,000 through Nisa’s charity.

The worthy causes benefitting from £250 are Borough Bowling Club, Wheatcroft School Association (PTA), Scarborough Talking News for the Blind and Partially Sighted, Hunmanby Juniors Football Club and £1,000 to Newby and Scalby in Bloom.

Valerie Aston, of the Proudfoot Group, said: “We are delighted to make these five donations because the charities and good causes will truly benefit from the funding. As a retailer it is vital to be at the heart of the community and we can do this by supporting them through Nisa’s Making A Difference Locally charity.”

Newby and Scalby In Bloom will spend the significant donation on purchasing gardening tools, hi-visibility vests to be worn whilst working and an A-board to advertise for wanted litter pickers or any gardening equipment required.

Robert Kendall, from Newby and Scalby In Bloom, said: “We are very pleased with the donation because the money will help us move forward and make working in the area easier.

“We have grown in numbers over the last few years. We now have a core of over 20 regular volunteers who regularly litter pick, plant and keep tidy a number of flower beds, work in local schools, hold an annual plant sale and do quizzes. And because of all this hard work, last year we gained a silver gilt medal in Yorkshire in Bloom.”

Wheatcroft School Association (PTA) will put the money towards playground equipment for their key stage one area. Candice Faqir, treasurer of the association, said: “We are really grateful for the donation and the money will go towards our good cause which benefits youngsters in the community. The playground has just been built and the PTA have so far raised £2,500 out of the £5,000 that we need - so this money will most definitely help!”

The other worthy causes will also spend the money on fantastic projects such as upgrading the clubhouse for the Borough Bowling Club, The Hunmanby Juniors Football Club will spend the money on new goals and Scarborough Talking News for the Blind and Partially Sighted will put the donation to the day-to-day running of the charity.

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