THANKS to the generous fundraising and donations of Gazette & Herald readers The Pulse Appeal total has now topped £2,000.

Malton Freemasons have made the latest donation of £250 bringing the grand total raised so far to £2,244.90.

A further fundraising event takes place this Sunday at Muffins Playbarn in Railway Street, Malton.

Friends Zeba Ward, Emma Canswick, Kate Smith and Muffins owner Gail Landore have organised a coffee morning along with luxury auction and raffle.

Zeba, who lives in Foston, said: “I heard about the appeal and was looking for a fundraising event to support so I thought I would try and raise money with something different.”

The event takes place from 10am- noon and admission is £3.50 to include coffee and cake.

Items up for grabs in the luxury auction include:

* half a day at Middlethorpe Hall’s five star spa for two people with spa treatments and coffee on the terrace

* a facial at the Feversham Arms Hotel’s Verbena Spa in Helmsley

* a meal for two at Living Room, York

* a car valet

* a day pass to Castle Howard

* a meal for two at Tui’s in Malton

* Chanel sunglasses

* Pampered Chef kitchenware

* a meal for two at the Thai House in Malton

* a haircut by Sam, mobile hairdresser

Raffle prizes include:

* Champagne and four glasses

* Jamie Oliver cook book

* potted orchid plants

* scented candles

* Jamie Oliver candle holders

* kitchenware

* Chanel nail varnish and manicure oil

* Belgian chocolates

Donations to The Pulse Appeal can be left at the Gazette & Herald office, 21 Yorkersgate, Malton, or phone 01653 695600.

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