THANKS to the generous donations of our readers, The Pulse Appeal is growing by the day.

The Gazette & Herald is grateful to all those individuals who have made a contribution to the appeal to buy two defibrillators for Malton and Norton.

More than 40 items have also been given for a raffle at the Union pub in Norton.

The raffle has been organised as part of a quiz night on Sunday, August 15 starting at 8pm.

Tickets are available from the Gazette & Herald office in Yorkersgate, Malton, and the Union pub in Commercial Street.

Landlady Debbie Cook said they had been overwhelmed by the amount of prizes donated.

“It is fantastic that people have been so generous,” she added.

Cheques made payable to The Pulse Appeal can be paid into any branch of Barclays bank using the sort code 206775 – account number 83620506.

Alternativelym donations may be left at the Gazette & Herald office, 21 Yorkersgate, or phone 01653 695600.

And anyone else who wants to organise an appeal fundraiser should get in touch so we can spread the word.

So far, the prizes for the Union quiz night raffle are:

Norton Hardware – Two MP3 covers and pepper and salt mills.

Aladdins – Watch and necklace.

Tigerlily - £15 gift voucher.

Swifts – Fishing reel.

Norton Aquaria – Bottle of red wine.

Norton Video – Ten free DVD rentals.

Smash – Bracelet.

Talents Fine Art – Print.

Country Green – Pin cushion.

Parnaby’s saddlers – £10 voucher.

Bapas - £10 voucher.

Community Leisure – Swim passes.

Leonie Coffee House – Lunch for two.

Scoops – Box of chocolates.

Beecham’s – Mulled punch.

Unique - £10 voucher.

Harrison & Hargreaves – Paint tray and roller.

Andersons – Set of darts.

Kingfisher café – Organic cordial, organic redcurrant jelly, large bun cups, one luffa, organic chocolate, Fairtrade teabags and Fairtrade gift bag.

Malton News – Box of Milk Tray.

Mennells – Box of chocolates.

Hoppers – Two £7 book vouchers.

Castle News – Box of chocolates.

Market Place Restaurant - £15 voucher.

Massers – Photo album.

Malton Relish – Home-made jams.

Clippers – Hair care products.

Home – Towel set, picture frame, candle set.

El Gringos - £15 voucher.

Speedy Pepper - £20 voucher.

Payley’s – Fruit hamper.

Overton’s butchers – Mixed grill.

Dales – Fruit hamper.

Alan Jones signwriter – Five books, two DVDs, a Shambles print and six keyrings.

Austin’s Motorbikes – Motorbike gloves.

Jazz Hair Studio – Cut and blow dry.

Fine & Country Clothing – Waistcoat, necklace and earrings.

Hamby’s – Trinket box and atomiser.

Indigo – Bird box.

Hidden Monkey – Cream tea for two.

Card and Gift Shop - £5 voucher.

No 1 Health and Beauty – Facial voucher.

Sheila’s Cottage – Breakfast for two.

Salon 17 – Cut and blow dry.

Emma Ward – Selection of beauty products.

Topiary Tree – Floral arrangement.

US firefighters – T-shirt.

Country Warmth – Apron.

Hope Central – Meal for two.