Council staff dress down to raise cash for charities

Hambleton council staff present a cheque to Bedale Riding for the Disabled.
Hambleton council staff present a cheque to Bedale Riding for the Disabled.

Staff at Hambleton District Council have handed more than £4,000 to 14 different charities by ‘dressing down’, running raffles and baking cakes.

Once a month workers wear their jeans to work, paying a £1 to do so, while budding bakers top up the funds by selling homemade cakes.

Dr Justin Ives, chief executive, said: “It’s a great way of fund raising and helping such worthwhile causes.

“Some choose charities which are very close to their hearts such as Macmillan and Children in Need, while others chose local charities such as Bedale Riding for the Disabled and the Dales School.”