Residents and staff support the New Earswick Swimming Pool by holding a Big Breakfast!

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On 23 August, Hartrigg Oaks opened its doors for a big breakfast. Over 100 residents and staff came together to enjoy a full English breakfast and raise money for the Friends of New Earswick Swimming Pool (FONESP). 

The Lord Mayor and Mayoress as well as the Sheriff of York also attended.  

The Big Breakfast was held at the restaurant at Hartrigg Oaks which is retirement village nestled in the garden village of New Earswick.  

The money raised from the Big Breakfast and raffle will be donated to the Friends of the New Earswick Swimming Pool (FONESP). 

The swimming pool is a community swimming pool in the heart of New Earswick. The money raised will be used to continue the improvement and modernisation of the building and pool facilities.   

Diane Atkinson, General and Community Care Manager at Hartrigg Oaks said “I became aware that the FONESP were fundraising for a new boiler. I know how important the swimming pool is to so many residents living within Hartrigg Oaks and New Earswick. So, we decided to arrange an event to help raise some money. I have been delighted to see so many residents and staff come together.” 

Andrew Calverley, Chair of Trustees, Friends of New Earswick Swimming Pool said: “We are very grateful for all the support that the residents of Hartrigg Oaks have given us. The pool has been a popular local resource for over 50 years and with the support we are getting from Hartrigg Oaks and the local community we hope it can continue to be so for years to come. “ 

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Image: colleagues from JRHT, residents from Hartrigg Oaks with the Mayor, Mayoress and Sheriff of York.