image for Christmas Event item typeApart CD Charity Tree at Woodend Creative Workspace

    Christmas Event, Fri 5 Dec 2014 - Fri 2 Jan 2015

    Woodend Creative Industries Centre

    Woodend Creative Industries Centre

    Woodend Creative Industries Centre - Sitwell

    Woodend Creative Industries Centre - Sitwell

    Woodend Art and Craft Gallery

    Woodend Art and Craft Gallery


    The Crescent,
    North Yorkshire,
    YO11 2PW

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Fri 5 Dec - Fri 2 Jan Apart CD Charity Tree



    Fitzpatrick Design, a Scarborough-based design consultancy has come up with an innovative, charitable alternative to sending out Christmas cards to friends and clients this year.

    Creative Director, Neil Fitzpatrick who is also a musician, wrote and released a song entitled 'Apart' earlier in the year with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK.

    5000 CDs were produced and so far £9,000 had been raised for the charity through CD and download sales and other fundraising efforts.

    Neil says, "Although we've managed to raise a lot of money in just 6 months, the aim is to get closer to £25k as soon as possible. Rather than send out cards to clients, we thought we'd save the money we'd usually spend and donate that to the charity, whilst also doing something a little more creative to keep the festive spirit alive!"

    The team at Fitzpatrick Design spent an agonising 6 hours building a Christmas 'giving' tree out of the thousands of remaining CD copies of the song, to raise awareness of the project and, ultimately, to raise more funds for Cancer Research UK.

    Neil was inspired to write the song when a close friend died of bowel cancer, followed by his mother-in-law Penny, and his Father, Derek, who died of lung cancer just two days after Christmas last year.

    He says, "It's been a very difficult few years and I'm determined to get to my target of £25,000 to help fund research into this awful disease, so that one day, maybe others will be spared the devastation it causes".

    The tree can be viewed at Woodend Creative Workspace in Scarborough throughout December and early January, where visitors can purchase a CD and also enter a draw to win a festive goody bag by guessing the amount of CDs used to build it.

    Apart is onsale now for £5 at or at and ALL of the proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK.

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    Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Fri 5 Dec 2014 - Fri 2 Jan 2015 09:30 to 17:00
    The Tree will be taken down on 02/01/2015, and will not be available after 13:00 on Christmas Eve. Also it is not open at weekends.


    Apart is onsale now for £5 at or at and all of the proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK.


    See location of Woodend Creative Workspace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 040882  Lat: 54.27887 Long: -0.40419

    By Road:
    Woodend Creative Workspace is less than five minutes walk from Scarborough station. Regular rail links service easy access to and from York, Middlesbrough, Hull, Manchester and Leeds with London only 3 hours and 25 minutes away. Enjoying a town centre location Woodend is also very near the town's park and ride system. Woodend is very close to the main shopping area and a short walk along the Valley Road connects to the beach and waterfront. Scarborough Art Gallery, the Rotunda Museum and the Spa complex are within easy reach.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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