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Charity Shop Christmas Shop Window Competition brings Christmas Cheer

Kim receive the Overall winners cup

It must be Christmas when the annual Christmas shop window competition takes place. Harrogate and District Soroptimists are once again delighted to organise the  Charity Shop Window Competition; it was great to see so many shops getting involved. There were some super displays that really demonstrated innovation, impact and the spirit of Christmas. The judges were impressed in the time, effort and thoughtfulness that had gone into many of the windows. The winners were invited to the Harrogate Borough Mayor’s parlour in Harrogate on the 29th November to receive their certificates. The overall winner, Saint Michael’s Starbeck also received the Soroptimist International Shop Window Cup from President Pat Shore and the Cllr Nick Brown, the Mayor of Harrogate. The charity shops are one of the main sources of income for the charities they represent. They rely on volunteers. Kim, the manager of St Michael’s Hospice commented that, ‘the volunteer staff will be so delighted – it helps recognise what they do’.

Winners at the Mayors Parlour

Harrogate winner                Shelter

Highly commended             Save the Children & Saint Michael’s Hospice Bilton

Knaresborough and Starbeck winner     Saint Michael’s Hospice, Starbeck

Highly commended                Oxfam, Knaresborough

Ripon and Boroughbridge winner         Saint Michael’s Hospice, Ripon

Highly commended            Oxfam, Boroughbridge & Leonard Cheshire Homes, Boroughbridge

Overall winner                      Saint Michael’s Hospice, Starbeck

St. Michael's Starbeck