At 01:00 on Tuesday 3rd January, Britain’s worst quake for 25 years hit Scarborough, Yorkshire measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale and causing untold disruption and distress. 

The tremor decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from Cleethorpes were damaged beyond repair.

  • Residents of Filey, Hull & neighbouring Whitby were woken well before their benefit cheques arrived
  • Several priceless hedges were damaged
  • Three areas of historically and scientifically significant litter were disturbed

Local radio stations reported thousands of people wandering confused and bewildered among the debris, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in East Yorkshire.

One Scarborough resident, Ashleigh-Marie Dutton, a 17 year old mother-of-three said;

“It was such a shock, little Chardonnay came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyson-Morgan and Aguilera-Amy slept through it. I was still shaking when I was watching Jeremy Kyle later that morning.”

Apparently though, looting did carry on as normal. The British Red Cross have so far managed to ship 800 crates of Sunny Delight to the area to help the stricken. Rescue workers still searching through the rubble have found large quantities of personal belongings including Benefit Books and jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos and bone china from Poundland.


This appeal is to raise clothing and food parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in it. Clothing is most sought after. Items required include blankets for stricken racehorses at the Beverley Racecourse and baseball caps, hoodies and other clothing from TKMaxx.

£5 buys a fish dinner and blue pop for a family of four

£10 can take a family to Cleethorpes for the day

25p buys a biro for filling in a spurious compensation claim

£20 buys Hull City FC


Simply email us by return with your credit card details and we’ll do the rest! If you prefer to donate cash, there are collection points available at your local branches of Argos, Aldi and Clinton Cards. Please do not send tents for shelter, as Beverley Racecourse will not allow camping.

PS please don’t really send us your credit card details…