Sherlocks give tots a great tip

Fylingdales primary school's new musical instruments modelled by Jack Christopher Noel Clarkson, Autumn McNeil Smith and Iris Collinson
Fylingdales primary school's new musical instruments modelled by Jack Christopher Noel Clarkson, Autumn McNeil Smith and Iris Collinson

Staff at Sherlock’s Cafe on Flowergate in Whitby have spent all summer saving up their tips in a bid to raise money for a Robin Hood’s Bay nursery.

The employees succeeded in raising more than £100 to contribute towards a new extension for the nursery at St Stephen’s Church Rooms, which now caters to more than 20 families.

This tip money, along with £10,000 of lottery funding, has been put towards extending the nursery, and installing a brand-new sandpit for the three to five- year-olds, as well a ‘babynest’ for the youngest children.

These funds also mean the nursery can remain open for longer, with childcare now available from 8.30am-5.30pm, facilitating the return to work of many professional parents with young children.

However, the nursery is still extremely busy and has a large waiting list, meaning they are hoping to raise further funds in the future. Upcoming events such as a charity gig and barn dance are in development.