This year was no exception. This year’s winner of the Soroptimist Cup is Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop in Ripon. Their window display was an eye-catching Beauty and the Beast themed window. The judging was very close this year in all zones with only a couple of points between gold and silver award winners.
The judging took place in three zones. Harrogate Town; Ripon with Boroughbridge and Knaresborough with Starbeck and Bilton. The Soroptimist Cup is awarded to the overall winner.
Presentation of Awards
We were delighted to welcome the award winners of the annual Charity Shop Christmas Window Competition to our meeting at the Crown Hotel on the 1st December.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate Borough, Cllr. and Mrs Trevor Chapman with Club President, Val Hills, presented the Award Certificates.
President Val said “The Charity Shop volunteers did a wonderful job this year with their Christmas window displays. Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District are pleased to be able to recognise their hard work and creativity.”
See the award ceremony on YouTube here
Fates conspired to keep our Cup Winners away from the presentation – so President Val met with Heather and Grace at the Ripon Shop
Soroptimist Cup Winner – Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, Ripon
Zone Winner -Harrogate Town
Gold Award: Cancer Research Shop, Oxford Street
Silver Award: Martin House Hospice Shop, Commercial Street
Highly Commended. OXFAM and OXFAM Books
Zone Winner – Ripon and Boroughbridge
Gold Award: Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, Ripon
Silver Award: The Salvation Army Shop, Ripon
Highly Commended. YMCA, Boroughbridge, Blue Cross, Ripon and Yorkshire Cancer Research, Ripon
Zone Winner – Knaresborough with Starbeck and Bilton
Gold Award: Saint Michaels Hospice Shop, Starbeck
Silver Award: Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, Bilton
Highly Commended. OXFAM Knaresborough,
Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, Knaresborough