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Gala Tent dives deep for charity

Gala Tents, a manufacturer of marquees and gazebos, has donated a marquee carport to Ripon based charity Scuba Diving For All to support its fundraising efforts.

The charity recently attended the Pickering Steam Rally with their marquee, and sold a variety of items including books and antiques to raise money for the cause.

The event raised a staggering £900 from local supporters and donations, with Gala Tent’s marquee ensuring the volunteers and proceedings remained clean and dry throughout the event.

Ripon based Scuba Diving For All has been an established charity since 2002, and provides free and subsidised scuba diving tuition to people with special needs. The charity aims to help disabled people improve their confidence, develop social skills and feel more independent.

Physically disabled people are able to enjoy a greater level of freedom in water than they can achieve on land, making the experience both therapeutic and enjoyable. Fully qualified scuba divers work with the charity on a voluntary basis so all funds raised are reinvested back into the services they provide.

Jeremy Haile of Scuba Diving For All said: “We are extremely grateful for Gala Tent’s generous donation of a marquee carport- it proved vital in the smooth-running of our stall throughout the day and will continue to serve us well in future events.”

Gala Tent’s managing director Jason Mace said: “We were delighted to be able to support Scuba Diving For All in their recent fundraising efforts at Pickering Steam Rally.

“It is really important for us to give back to the community, and supporting local charities such as Scuba Diving For All is an excellent way for us to achieve just that.”

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Gala Tent has donated a gazebo to Ripon based charity Scuba Diving For All

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