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December 2011

The Fishermen & Firemen Football Match

21st December 2011

Every Boxing Day, the crowds turn out to see the Fishermen v Firemen Football Match on Scarborough's South Bay Beach.

Together with the Mile Of Pennies and the Raft Race, it raises money for underpriveleged families in Scarborough.

I went to the beach to meet one of the captains and organisers Billy Blades:

Billy Blades


Kick off is at 1030 on Boxing Day morning.

Posted by Yorkshire Coast Radio at 11:11am

"Open Arms" in Bridlington

16th December 2011

Daniel Crayford was my guest today.

He’s set up Open Arms in Bridlington.

They focus on helping the homeless community and recovering addicts, but offer guidance and support for anyone with problems of any kind.

Daniel has been there himself.

He told me a how he went from a £1000 a week drug habit, to helping others like him:


To get involved with "Open Arms" or to volunteer on Monday 19th December at the homeless Christmas lunch at the Hilderthorpe Hotel in Bridlington visit

Posted by Richard Griffin at 9:50am

The Dog Who Fell In Love With A Sheep

9th December 2011

Today I was finding out about Raw Animal Rescue, in the tiny hamlet of Raw near Robin Hoods Bay.

Norma Carrick takes in animals of every shape and size and helps them find a new home.

I went thinking I’d be finding out about the charity and their appeal for volunteers – I did - but I’ve got a love story for you as well:


Logo     Raw Animal Rescue     Raw Animal Rescue

Here's Dudley the Newfoundland dog who's fallen in love with Misty the sheep and that's Norma Carrick who runs Raw Animal Rescue.

Volunteer or donate by calling 01947 880583.

Posted by Richard Griffin at 10:08am

Ghostly Goings On At A House In Bridlington

8th December 2011

Dave Garrity from Bridlington called me to tell me about a 6ft by 6ft face that had appeared in the plaster of his dining room wall.

Meanwhile, his 5 year old son Dagan woke to find a grey man standing next to his bed.

I went along to investigate:


Dave & Dagan     Dining Room Wall     Table on the bed    

Here's Dave and Dagan, the ghostly image in their plasterwork and the table that leapt off the bed.

Posted by Richard Griffin at 9:36am


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