Detectorists dig deep for hospice fund

Silver coins of King Edward I found during a dig.

Silver coins of King Edward I found during a dig.

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Metal detecting enthusiasts from Bridlington have turned their hobby into treasure for Saint Catherine’s – raising £1,000 for the hospice.

One of the organisers, Pip Tomlinson, said they had run about six digs through the year, often joined by members of the Bridlington and Down to Earth Metal Detecting Clubs which draw members from across Yorkshire and further afield.

They request a charity donation of £10 a time for members and other enthusiasts to join them in looking for buried historical items on farmland all around the local area.

Pip said: “We’ve got several landowners who let us go on their fields because they know we’re raising money for the hospice,

“We always leave the farmland as we found it and it’s a way of enjoying our hobby while helping others. The hospice does a really good job and we’re pleased to be able to help.”

Now Pip is planning an even busier 2016 and would like to hear from any landowners with land they could search as part of the fundraising effort.

Pip can be contacted on 07729189028 or at pip.tomlinson@hotmail.co.uk.