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Harrogate Borough Charity Shop Christmas Windows Award Winners

Cup Winner – Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop in Ripon. Every year the managers and volunteers in our local charity shops amaze us with their innovation and creativity in their Christmas shop windows.

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.

Award winners with the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate Borough, Cllr. Trevor and Janet Chapman and President Val Hills

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

Cancer Research UK – Oxford Street, Harrogare – Zone winner

Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, Starbeck. Zone Winner

Full Results

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

Silver Award Winning Shop – Salvation Army Shop, Ripon

Silver Award Winning Shop – Martin House Hospice, Harrogate

Silver Award Winning Shop- Saint Michael’s, Bilton