Sherburn Gala cake stall and tug of war contest

We recently took part in the Sherburn Gala where we had a cake stall offering a range of tasty cakes from a supplier who counts Harrods of Knightsbridge among their customers.

Here’s what Lions David Jones and Pauline Croft were selling before a heavy downpour turned our gazebo into an impromptu refuge for as many visitors who could cram themselves under cover.

We also arranged a charity tug-of-war contest with four teams participating, two men’s and two women’s teams, each from the Oddfellows pub and Sherburn Gymnastics Club.

In a best of three contests which all went to the wire, Sherburn Gymnastics club won both times. This won them the £100 cash prize for a cause of their choice, which not surprisingly was their gymnastics club. The Oddfellows teams generously gave their £50 runners up prize to Sherburn Gymnastics, although the club’s Captain Jack Sparrow looked every bit as dodgy as Johnny Depp.