Bridlington stories raise funds for the homeless

Mike Wilson donate some of the proceeds from his book sale to the Kingfisher Trust. (PA1251-10)
Mike Wilson donate some of the proceeds from his book sale to the Kingfisher Trust. (PA1251-10)

A BOOK remembering Bridlington’s quirky history has raised money for a local charity that helps the homeless in the town.

Mike Wilson’s Bridlington Remembered book features tales from fisherman George William Crawford, as well as pieces about the visit of the Lord Mayor of London in 1906, the background to Bridlington’s Three Bs, St John of Bridlington’s story, the men who have been Bridlington’s town crier, and the tragic story of Frederick Strickland.

The book was released earlier this year, and now Mike has donated £100 from the proceeds of its sale to the Kingfisher Trust.

The charity helps homeless people in the town, and runs the Kingfisher Cafe on West Street, which regularly serves meals to Bridlington’s homeless as well as raising money for essential supplies for them.

Dave Cooper, chairman of the Kingfisher Trust, said: “We are very grateful to Mike for this piece of fund-raising which will go to a good cause at what is a busy time of year for the charity.

“We are always amazed by the great people of Bridlington who do so much to raise money and help us throughout the year.”