THANKS to the generous donations of our readers, The Pulse Appeal is well on the way to providing two defibrillators for Malton and Norton.

The Gazette & Herald is grateful to all those individuals who have made a contribution to the appeal which now stands at £1,289.50 A total of £525 was raised on Sunday evening at a quiz night and raffle held at the Union pub in Norton.

Landlady Debbie Cook said: “We had a very good turn out – some people had to sit in the bar and we had to use two quiz masters in the end.”

Debbie added that the following raffle ticket prizes were still to claimed: 161-165 (pink), 621-625 (white), 151-155 (pink), 51-55 (pink), 136-140 (pink), 946-950 (white).

A further £382.50 was raised by House Martin’s children’s day nursery in Malton towards the £3,000 needed for the defibrilaors.

Scones and cakes baked by Marsha Turnbull, Helen Carr-Dean and Christine Allan were sold at Malton, Ryedale and Thornton-le-Dale shows, as well as the Steam and Moorland Garden Centre in Pickering.

Donations were also given by Sharon Foyle from Mennell’s sweet shop and members of the public.

House Martin’s owner Marsha Turnbull said they aimed to support different fundraising initiatives each year.

“We like to try and help the local community whenever we can and we felt that this was a good one to support,” she added.

A concert at Suddaby’s in Malton is the next fundraising event to be organised for the Pulse Appeal.

Local musician Martin Gough will be performing his One Man Rock Show on Friday, August 27, from 8pm.

The evening, will also include a raffle and disco and has been organised by Martin and friends Sue Shields and Jeanette Oxtoby.

Martin said: “I will also be selling copies of my CD on the night with all proceeds donated to the campaign and Suddaby’s are giving their room for free.

“I’m looking forward to the concert and hope we have a good turnout to raise as much as possible for the appeal.”

Tickets are priced £4 and available from Suddaby’s, Sue or Jeanette on 01653 691176, or the Gazette & Herald office in Yorkersgate, Malton.

Cheques made payable to The Pulse Appeal can be paid into any branch of Barclays bank using the sort code 206775 – account number 83620506. Alternatively, donations may be left at the Gazette & Herald office, 21 Yorkersgate, Malton or phone 01653 695600.

Anyone who would like to publicise an appeal event should phone the same number.