Money doesn’t grow on trees – except in Filey!
charity box beside it which attracted many donations. Filey businesses were also keen to help boost the funding pot.
The £2,000 has now been shared equally between Filey Sea Cadets, Ebor Academy Filey, Filey Infant School and Filey Juniors.
Rex Harrison, a Filey fisherman and one of the organisers behind the tree, said: “It’s the first time we’ve done it and we were surprised at how well it’s taken off. People thought it was brilliant. We’ve never had so much fun down there! We’ve got plans under way already for next year and it’s going to be even bigger and better.
“It’s going to be a free event open to everyone – that’s the main thing.”
Rex added that the schools will be involved in the plans and are looking forward to playing their part. Pictured at Coble Landing are representatives from the three schools, the Sea Cadets, and the tree committee.
Picture by Richard Ponter 181010