Once again the townsfolk have rallied together and supported the Christmas illuminations at Barry and Lesley Greenlaw’s house in Skerne Road.
The illuminations were used to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Mr Greenlaw said: “Although the weather was mild, conditions have not been ideal with high winds battering the lights on several nights. The amount raised was a staggering £1640, a record.”
Mr Greenlaw added: “We are both amazed that the residents still support us and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity, we are overwhelmed with the total.
“Also we are appreciative to our helpers who help erect and dismantle the decorations, Dave Lawson, brothers Rob and Neil Woodcock, who is now training his three year old son Austin, hopefully he will take over the reins in years to come.
“Also with site director Great Grandad Ray Anderson, it made a real team effort.”
Approximately half of the total raised was donated at the house, and the rest in collection boxes at both Martin’s & McColl’s newsagents, the Spread Eagle pub, the Mariners Arms, the Trout Inn at Wansford, the Robin Hood at Middleton and at both Stuart’s Fish Shops.
Mr Greenlaw said: “We are very grateful for their kindness and support to help boost the total.”
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. We fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations.
To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained.