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An afternoon tea with a My Fair Lady theme raised £375 for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The glamorous event, at the Palm Court Hotel, was attended by 75 members of Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild and guests, all dressed as if they were going to Ascot.

With accompaniment from pianist Barbara Anderson, Lina Cox sang songs from the musical, such as The Rain in Spain and Just You Wait ‘enry ‘iggins.

Alan Hargreaves and Malcolm Booth performed Why Can't a Woman be more like a Man?

The prize for the best outfit was won by Jean Colling.

Organiser Judith Hargreaves said: ‘Thanks to Cosmetique for the donation of hats once again and to the Palm Court for an excellent afternoon tea.’

RNLI Photo caption
Pictured at the My Fair Lady afternoon tea are, left to right, Gladys Freeman, Barbara Anderson, Lina Cox, Helen Booth, Liz Ashworth, Alan and Judith Hargreaves.

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