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Charity Shop Christmas Shop Window Competition – Harrogate District Results

Harrogate and District Soroptimist were delighted to welcome the award winners of the annual Charity Shop Christmas Window Competition to their meeting at the Crown Hotel on the 6th of December.  The Mayor of Knaresborough, Cllr.Hannah Gostlow with Club President, Pat Shore MBE, presented the Award Certificates. The judging took place in three zones.  Harrogate Town; Ripon with Boroughbridge and Knaresborough with Starbeck and Bilton. THE criteria used is Innovation, Impact and Spirit of Christmas. The Soroptimist Cup is awarded to the overall winner.

This year’s winner of the Soroptimist Cup is Sue Ryder Charity Shop in Knaresborough. Their window display was an eye-catching mannequin with a Christmas tree skirt. The judging was very close this year. We are always amazed at what the managers and volunteers achieve with limited resources.

Zone Winner – Harrogate Town

Gold Award: ​​Shelter, Commercial Street

Silver Award: ​​Yorkshire Cancer Research, Oxford Street

Highly Commended. ​Saint Michael’s Hospice and Martin House

Zone Winner – Ripon and Boroughbridge

Gold Award: ​​Oxfam, Ripon

Silver Award: ​​Saint Michael Hospice, Ripon

Highly Commended. ​Martin House, Ripon

Zone Winner – Knaresborough with Starbeck and Bilton

Gold Award: ​​Sue Ryder, Knaresborough

Silver Award: ​​Saint Michael’s Hospice Shop, Knaresborough

Highly Commended. ​Saint Michael’s Hospice, Bilton

President Pat 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.”