The Scott Charity Presentation Evening was held on Friday 17th February at the Buck Hotel Reeth. This year a total of £8,500 was being given out to local charities, making a total of over £115,000 donated in the time that Richmond Motor Club have run the trial. John Fraser, the Scott Chairman said a few words about how the money is raised with programme sales, entry fees, an auction on the night and very generous sponsorship of the event and awards. He then introduced Counc. Harold Brown who is an ardent supporter of the Scott and has helped to gain planning permision in the past from the National Parks. He then presented the cheques to the various charities that were present. A list of recipients are as follows (in no particular order)
Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue, Reeth Primary School, Gunnerside Primary School, Ravensworth Primary School, Arkengarthdale Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Relief, Leyburn Primary School, Reeth Young Farmers, Swaledale Seedlings, St John’s Centre Wednesday Club, RABI, Friends of the 2 Dales Nursery, Dales Multiple Sclerosis Society, Swaledale & Arkengathdale Luncheon Clubs Associaiton, Richmond Cricket Club – Youth, Moorland Association, St Teresa’s Hospice, DELTA, Holmedale Pre-School, 2 Dales After School Club, Reeth Youth Club, Hipswell Primary School, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund, Gamekeepers Benevolent Fund, ACU Benevalent Fund.