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Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations boost charities
8:58am Wednesday 14th November 2012 in Fundraising fun
The Archbishop of York has presented cheques of £2,420 each to both St Leonard’s Hospice and his Youth Trust.
A local gala was held in the afternoon for families with lots of stalls, food and a licensed bar. In the evening, tickets sold out with about 1,000 people attending a Party At The Palace event.
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust and St Leonard’s Hospice were chosen to receive profits from the evening as two local charities helping to make a positive impact in the local community.
The Archbishop said: “The Queen’s love and devotion to God and to her people throughout her 60 year reign has set us a fine example of selfless and generous service. I wanted to make the grounds at Bishopthorpe available to local people to come together to celebrate the Jubilee. I am delighted that while we all enjoyed the occasion, we are also making a donation to two charities who will ensure that the whole community, young and old, continue to benefit from the celebrations.”