The Encephalitis Society and the Charlie Mortimer Fund are better off to the tune of £1,000 each, thanks to the Malton Christmas Party.
Organisers Andrew Walker, of The Patisserie, Malton, and Mandy West, of the Malton and Pickering Mercury, spent months putting together the event which was hosted by Malton and Norton Rugby Club earlier this month.
And their hard work paid off when 145 tickets were snapped up by local businesses and staff from Malton Hospital.
Entertainment came from magician Matt Woollons, a raffle and a game of Heads and Tails with the star prize an evening meal and suite donated by The Talbot Hotel.
Music came from The Nobodys.
The party was inspired by Davina and Stephen Mortimer, of The Charlie Mortimer Fund, who approached Andrew and asked him to help organise a fundraising event. The charity is dedicated to their son, Charlie, who was born with a rare metabolic condition called MCADD and sadly passed away two days later. His parents have raised thousands of pounds to support other families in their position.
Mandy West said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made the evening such a success, especially the rugby club and the Talbot Hotel for their generosity.”
Mandy West and Andrew Walker present a cheque for £1,000 to Matt Cassell, of The Encephalitis Soc- iety.