Organist’s five-hour recital for Staithes surgery

Mrs Newby organ recital for charity.
Mrs Newby organ recital for charity.

A Runswick Bay woman is getting ready to complete a marathon five-hour organ recital next Thursday (Aug 13).

Marie Newby will be raising money for Staithes Surgery and their medical staff.

“It’s for them to spend on emergency medical equipment, or whatever they need the most,” she said.

“For the past 13 years, we have received great care from the medical staff and this is our way of saying thank you.”

Marie would like people to join her at the organ recital, at Hinderwell Methodist Church where she will be playing from 10.30am-3.30pm.

There will be free refreshments of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and biscuits.

“I’d like people to sit down and come and go as they please.

“I don’t expect people to stay for the whole five hours though,” she said.

Marie will play a range from classical, jazz, hymns to modern.

“I’ve got such a lot I’m taking all my music along in a laundry basket.”

There will be volunteers on hand to serve drinks.

So join Marie, listen to some top tunes and donate to a worthy cause.