Town goes ballistic for charity event!

Filey Lions President Richard Robinson and Lions President Lady Gina Robinson prepare the balls for release before the start of the annual race.
Filey Lions President Richard Robinson and Lions President Lady Gina Robinson prepare the balls for release before the start of the annual race.
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FILEY was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour after hundreds of people went ballistic during an annual charity fundraiser.

The Filey Lions grand ball race took over Cargate Hill with more than 1,700 brightly coloured balls cascading down the slope.

Raising money for various local Filey Lions charities, the balls were sent from the top of the hill by a digger after being given the seal of approval by Lions President Richard Robinson and Lions President Lady Gina Robinson.

Released in a flurry of excitement, participants eagerly followed their ball down the hill as it negotiated a tricky course featuring obstacles including cones, tyres and wooden barriers to reach the bottom first.

This year’s lucky winner was Mrs Rushforth, who claimed £100 after her ball beat off the competition to cross the finishing line first.

Mr Holmes picked up £50 after finishing second, with D M Newland claiming the £40 prize for coming third in the competition.

Prizes were also handed out to Mrs Byers, who won £30 for being the fourth placed entrant, with L Warburton also winning £30 for finishing fifth in the race.