BRITISH weather wasn’t going to get the better of organisers of the Barkston Ash Proms.
The rain forced them to change venue but they managed to house all of the planned patriotic entertainment under a new roof.
Wet weather made it impossible to put on the event in the grounds of Highfield Care Home but fortunately there was a vacancy at Riley Smith Hall in Tadcaster.
Organiser Richard Sweeting, a Selby district councillor and activity co-ordinator for the home, was thrilled that the event was such a success.
He said: “We were reluctant to change venues but it would have been a complete wash out if we hadn’t.
“We had more than 300 people attend and it was a great success. We were really grateful to everyone at the hall for letting us put on the event at late notice.”
Revellers were entertained with songs from Saxton C of E Primary School, several Scottish pipers and Tadcaster Grammar School Concert Band while they enjoyed their picnics.
About £500 was raised at Saturday’s event, which will be shared among the SDC chairman’s chosen charities, which are Cancer Care Unit at York Hospital, MacMillan Nurses and children’s charity Barnado’s.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
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