Deserving Skipton residents treated to pamper day

Pamper day: from the left, back row: Mandy Sparkes (Craven College), Rebecca Dee, Rebecca Lawrence, Karen MacIntyre, Anita Hogarth, Pauline Snowden, Donna Laminot (Craven College) Front row: Mary Jackson, Pat Haygarth and Pat Howard

Pamper day: from the left, back row: Mandy Sparkes (Craven College), Rebecca Dee, Rebecca Lawrence, Karen MacIntyre, Anita Hogarth, Pauline Snowden, Donna Laminot (Craven College) Front row: Mary Jackson, Pat Haygarth and Pat Howard

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Deserving residents from Skipton’s Greatwood and Horse Close estates were treated to a pamper day.

It is a reward for their contribution to the South Skipton Project, which aims to create new opportunities for residents and develop home grown talent to build a brighter future.

Letters were sent out to all homes on the estates asking each household to nominate friends, family or an individual who may have overcome a challenge or achieved something for themselves or their community.

Each nominee was rewarded with a planter, a £25 voucher for Morrisons and offered a place on the pamper day, delivered by hairdressing and beauty therapy students from Craven College.

Project co-ordinator Jemma Basham said: “We believe every person on Greatwood and Horse Close has potential.”

The nominees included: Lana Priestley who has achieved her Level 1 swimming award; 

Becky Dee who has overcome adversity;

Cancer sufferer Yvonne Clay who helps to run the crèche and does a lot of fundraising;

Good neighbours Sandra and David Guy;

Ronnie Stott, who spends hours supporting children at Greatwood Primary;

Anita, Katie and Graham Hogarth, who volunteer together with Greatwood School football team;

Church member Pauline Snowden who is a “fabulous neighbour”;

Rebecca Lawrence, who, since being diagnosed with cervical cancer has raised £12,000 and lobbied the government to reduce the age for smear tests;

Mary Jensen who is always looking at how she can help people despite being in a wheelchair;

Pat Haygarth runs a knit, stitch and natter group, organises days and meals out for the group and chairs the residents’ association;

Pat Howard, who has run bingo on the estate for more than 20 years and also volunteers in the SCAD shop;

Marc Thompson who is chairman of FROGS (School PTA), the dream scheme and town’s community hub;

Lisa Hindle, who volunteers at Greatwood School and the community centre;

Karen McIntyre, who takes on any challenge and cares for those around her.

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