Community groups benefit from Bilton Gala

Gala has given charities and other good causes in Harrogate a much-needed cash boost.

Organisers of the May Day Bank Holiday event have donated £6,000 to various groups.

They include £1,000 to Bilton Conservation Group and £900 towards a defibrillator which can be used by members of the public at Bilton Working Men’s Club.

Stuart Frost, Chairman of Bilton Gala Committee, said:

The Gala is non-profit-making, we aim to put on a great day’s entertainment and plough the profits back into the community.

We look forward to supporting even more charities and good causes this year.

The Gala obtained charitable status in 2008 and grants are awarded through The Bilton Community Fund.

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Defibrillator at the Bilton Working Men’s Club

This year’s Gala theme is ‘TV and Film’, and local groups are being encouraged to take part in the parade which traditionally starts proceedings.

The search is also on for the Gala King or Queen and a selection night will take place at Bilton Cricket Club at 6pm on 2 March 2016.

More information, including how to apply for grants, is available at

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