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A Magical Evening - the YTO Christmas Ball

Well! The Yorkie Talkies Outdoors community definitely knows how to party! Last Friday night was fantastic and it was a joy to watch you all enjoy yourselves.

The atmospheric (and chilly!) forest at Hazlewood Castle was our home for the evening. As ever, the tipi was decorated beautifully by Emma. The fairy light strewn photo wall showcased some of the best moments of the year and the table plan reminded us of the biggest challenge events of 2023.

We started with warming mulled wine, tucked into cheese, stone baked pizzas, giant pigs in blankets and tasty wedges. The puddings were yummy too! Plus, our very own Jade baked delicious brownies and blondies as favours, the perfect post party treat - JJ's Bakes

The annual YTO award ceremony allowed the team to reward individuals for their team work, courage, skills with a camera, social media savvy and general awesomeness. And this year, the leading team was surprised and delighted to be presented with their own awards, all were brilliantly appropriate. A huge thanks for our restaurant voucher and personal gifts. It was very kind of you all. And the 'takeover' speeches were hilarious too!

Once again, there was as astonishing number of prizes to be won on our mega raffle. Local businesses and YTO customers were very generous, and we are thrilled to announce that over £1600 was raised for Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue. This will help with the operational costs of helping anyone in distress on North Yorkshire's hills, moors and coastline.

Wasn't DJ Holly from Club Class Entertainment amazing? Once the lights were dimmed and the volume turned up, the dance floor was buzzing! It was a joy to see.

Toasting marshmallows on the open fire and sipping hot chocolate was a great way to relax in the unique surroundings and refuel for more dancing.

We hope you all enjoyed your evening. It's great to occasionally swop the hiking boots for glad-rags isn't it?! There are still lots of walks to enjoy in December, but here's to a spectacular 2024.

Thank you to all the businesses that supported in our raffle, the support was over whelming.

Raffle Prizes 2023

Burnthwaite B&B Lake District one night stay for 2

Askham Bryan Family Ticket

Guisborough Hall Afternoon Tea 4 2

Betty's Tea Rooms Gift

Slingsby Gin Bottle

Mason’s Gin Bottle

Hannah Kay Fitness x3 PTs Roko

Yorkie Talkies £40 voucher

Doggy Treat Box - The Pooch Pack

Windermere Cruises Family ticket

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Christmas show tickets X2

Harlow Carr Tickets

Family Membership Roko 1 month

Castle Howard x2 Adults

Cosmetic Beauty Nail Voucher

Pizza Box Haxby £20 voucher

Legions Gym 3 months membership

Phoenix Training 3 x 1-1 or 3 x training and talk by a qualified counsellor

Quinn’s Wine Bar Voucher Haxby £30

JJs Bakes Treat Box

Thorntons Butchers £20 voucher

Partylite £10 voucher (candles)

Summit Physio Ilkley 45 minute appt

1x Aquasplash family session

x1 badminton session

x2 passes for Clip n Climb or swim

Doggy Gift Box - Lucy Loves Dogs

Bottles of wine/Prosecco - Julie’s Bakery

Angram Pet Services Doggy Gift Box

A jar of branded trail mix - Libby Bush

Room burner with wax - Libby Bush

A picture from an event - Libby Bush

Leo Atang - x1 PT session Legions Gym

Limited Edition print by Neil Mcbride (Easingwold artist)

Curlews Dairies £20 voucher

The New Derwent Bistro afternoon tea for 2

Freeklime voucher for one

Ash Martin 1 x PT session

Family ticket for Blue John cavern

Dalby Forest Family Ticket

Champagne - Paula Tate

Bath Gift Set - Paula Tatw

Currious Coffee £20 Voucher - Lorraine Fox

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