Breakfast event raises over £5,000

Dr Rosie Paige, centre, receives a cheque for �1,800 on behalf of Herriot Hospice Homecare from Yorkshire Big Breakfast hosts John and Mary Pearson. (Picture - Dawn Caroline Photography, Thirsk)
Dr Rosie Paige, centre, receives a cheque for �1,800 on behalf of Herriot Hospice Homecare from Yorkshire Big Breakfast hosts John and Mary Pearson. (Picture - Dawn Caroline Photography, Thirsk)

THREE charities are sharing more than £5,000 following the Farmhouse Big Breakfast event near Northallerton.

The three-day fundraiser – organised and staged by John and Mary Pearson of Lovesome Hill Farm – saw 220 slap-up Yorkshire breakfasts served at six sittings, raising £1,800 for Herriot Hospice Homecare in Northallerton, £1,760 for the Newcastle-based Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, and £1,527 for the Farm Crisis Network.

The Pearsons held the event at their award-winning bed and breakfast with help from fellow members of Herriot Farm Stay Group, part of the country’s largest network of farm-based accommodation providers.

Local food and drink producers and suppliers donated breakfast products, boosted by many offers of sponsorship and raffle prizes from businesses and individuals.

Mrs Pearson said: “Our thanks go to every single one of them, along with all breakfasters and helpers over the three days. We are overwhelmed – it’s been a fantastic effort for three extremely worthwhile causes.”