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Royal seal of approval for Ryedale organisations
3:11pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
TWO Ryedale organisations are to receive a prestigious community award.
Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and Sight Support Ryedale are two of just 40 groups to be awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative which is presented annually to Yorkshire-based organisations.
Community groups are scrutinised rigorously and are only chosen if they are of “real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others”.
The initiative, which was founded by the Duke of York in 1998, exists to both encourage and reward innovative and inspirational community projects in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Sight Support Ryedale started 19 years ago with one social group for blind and partially sighted people, and now provides a full range of support, resources and activities for sight impaired people living in Ryedale.
Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, a Snainton-based charity, was founded in 1965 to help people involved in accidents or natural hazards.
Representatives of Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team and Sight Support Ryedale will travel to Bridlington Spa’s Royal Hall to attend a luncheon at which the Duke will personally present the awards.
Ian Hugill, public relations officer for Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team, said: “We are delighted to be recognised in this way.”
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