Plaxton crew get down to basics for charity

Words and main photo by Dave Barry 

Thirty young men who work at Plaxton’s will bare all for two good causes at a show at the Spa Grand Hall in Scarborough.

The Full Monty, on 8 November, will raise funds for Saint Catherine’s and Prostate Cancer UK.

The promoters promise that they are talking about the full monty - total nudity. In similar shows derived from the hit film, participants have protected their modesty with skimpy underwear.

The show will be a full night of entertainment, with a raffle, from 7.30pm until 11pm.

Tickets cost £10 and will go on sale on 1 April at the Spa.

* An in-patient at Saint Catherine’s had a good laugh when a friend in a monkey suit visited her.

Jackie Whitelaw, of Filey, watches the TV show Monkey Life every day, a habit which has continued during her stay at the hospice.

Her friend Terry Dunn, also from Filey, borrowed the suit to give her a nice surprise.

Jackie said it made her day, adding: “I thought it was brilliant. It really made me laugh”.

* The hospice is inviting supporters to sign up for its four big fundraising events of the year. Individuals, families, groups of friends and business teams can take part.

The events are Starlight at Scampston Hall near Rillington, a family fun day with an enchanted walk and an evening stroll (11 May); the Stepney Scramble at Stepney Hill Farm, a tough-terrain, fun-filled obstacle course (14 July); a 6.5-mile circular sunrise walk around the north and south bays, starting at the hospice at 6am (22 Sep); the Santa Dash, aka festive fun run, from Sea Life to Hairy Bob’s skatepark and back (8 Dec).

* Georgia Campbell, 19, of Falsgrave, did a sponsored skydive in aid of the hospice in Melbourne, Australia, on 27 February.

It was in memory of her granddad, Colin Stacey, who died of cancer in 2016 after being cared for by the hospice.

* Severfield in Sherburn has given another £6,000 to the hospice, taking its donations over the years to £30,000. Staff nominated the charity.