On Sunday six of the Harlsey Hawks ladies team took a break from cricket and turned their hands to packing kindling for Chopsticks.
Like many charities Chopsticks has been hugely affected by the pandemic, and our members have not being able to return, so it was wonderful for the girls to help out.
Rotary Northallerton organised it all and were on the look out for 10 groups of volunteers to get involved. As an incentive the team who packed the most bags in 2hrs won £100 (donated by Rotary Northallerton), a certificate and a trophy made by Chopsticks' Operations and Workshop Manager, Tracey Taylor.
Now the ladies team are a competitive bunch and with the help of ABBA and Queen they packed an amazing 88 bags, raising £616 for Chopsticks!
I am happy to say that they were the overall winners of the competition and came along yesterday evening to pick up their trophy and winnings. However, we would just like to say a massive thank you to everybody who gave up their leisure time to make this competition happen; including not just the competitors like The Wombles of Northallerton, and those of Rotary Northallerton who came along such as John Proud and his family, but also the members of Chopsticks' staff who worked weekends and evenings.
It is possible that the Packastickathon could become an annual event and, I gather, the ladies who won the trophy this year will be bringing their A game to ensure that nobody takes it from them. Could your team beat the record? Look out for news of our next event and come along if you think you are good enough.