A musical Yorkshire train ride aims to raise £3,500 to support a cancer centre appeal.
The annual Jazz Train returns this summer, aiming to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The train will depart Leeming Bar on Saturday the 16 June, taking passengers across to Redmire. Passengers will be entertained for half-an-hour at the station before embarking on the music- filled journey with picnic and drinks along the way.
Organised by Peter Edmonds and Bob Young from The Swale Valley Stompers, the event has proven to be a huge success in previous years, with tickets selling out well before June.
Peter Edmonds said: “This is one of the Swale Valley Stompers’ favourite events of the year and all proceeds go straight to where it’s needed at Macmillan Cancer Support. The Jazz Train is in its fourth year now, raising more money every year, and passengers can not only expect some fantastic musical entertainment on board, but also fun tombolas, raffles and auctions to win some fantastic prizes.”
“Given that this year we are specifically raising money to support The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre in Northallerton it’s a great way to have a fantastic night out while raising money for our local Macmillan cancer services.”
Well over 200 people are expected to take the train, which starts from Leeming Bar at 7pm. Some also make use of the Big Red Bus pick up service that calls at Knayton, Osmotherley and Danby Whiske who get an extra musical treat onboard too.
Macmillan’s fundraising manager Rebecca Shanks for North Yorkshire said: “We’re very grateful to The Swale Valley Stompers for raising money for our appeal. Every year, an average of 583 people in the Hambleton and Richmondshire area are diagnosed with cancer, and many more need ongoing treatment. The new centre at the Friarage, will make a huge difference to local people living with cancer, and their families.”
To find out more about The Jazz Train or to buy tickets, call Peter Edmonds on 01609 883408, or Bob Young on 01609 772498