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13th July 2023

HOPs team tackle Bed Race to raise funds for young carers’ service

A Harrogate amateur dramatics group has raised hundreds of pounds for Carers’ Resource young carers’ service after completing The Great Knaresborough Bed Race.

HOPs Musical Theatre Company, which has chosen the young carers’ service as its charity of the year, entered a team into the popular event, held on Saturday 10th June.

The team finished the full race, despite one member having to pull out due to ill health.

They also won the ‘Your Harrogate Eco Award’ in the Best Dressed Bed competition, after using recyclable and sustainable materials to decorate their bed as ‘Chitty’, the car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The team’s efforts in the Bed Race helped raise more than £450 for the young carers’ service.

Carers’ Resource would like to say a big thank you to the team and HOPs – your support is greatly appreciated!