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Mayor’s Charities 2022/23

During his year as Mayor, Cllr Mark Blakeston is supporting two fantastic local charities who are the Yorkshire Wolds Railway and Driffield Navigation Trust plus, ongoing fundraising for Brain Tumour Research. As Trustee of the Wold Rangers Way and Driffield Men In Sheds charities Cllr Blakeston will also continue to work for these and promote them across the region.


If you’re organising an event locally and you’d like the Mayor to support it by coming along, please get in touch by emailing



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August 2022

A guided walk will take place on Sunday 21st August 2022. Organised by the Mayor of Driffield to raise funds for one of his charities – Driffield Navigation Trust. All funds raised from this event go towards the development and maintenance of the Driffield Canal, located in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. Meet at Mortimer’s Warehouse at 09:45am for a 10:00am start.

The guided walk will cover approximately 7-miles through some outstanding scenery. It is mainly easy walking of grass footpaths with a few road stretches and tracks so should appeal to most walkers. The walk is on public rights of way and permissive paths and includes part of the old tow path associated with the canal. During the walk, learn about the history of the Driffield Canal and why it was so important to the development of Driffield as Capital of the Wolds.

July 2022
A guided walk will take place on Sunday 10th July 2022 in aid of Yorkshire Wolds Railway located in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. The 4-mile walk will be partially on the old Driffield to Malton railway track bed and includes a fascinating talk about its history. Afterwards, refreshments are included at Fimber Halt. Meet at Wharram Percy Car Park at 12-noon for a 12.30 pm start.