Croft harvest service raises £682

Back Row (from left) - Emily Bray, Alice Dowlman, Pat Bowser, William Bowser, Ellie Drury, Emily Dowlman, 'Middle Row (from left) - Lorna Bowser, Macy Clayton, Charlotte Drury, Jake Clayton'Front Row (from left) - Ryan Pain, Alex Pain, Chloe Bray
Back Row (from left) - Emily Bray, Alice Dowlman, Pat Bowser, William Bowser, Ellie Drury, Emily Dowlman, 'Middle Row (from left) - Lorna Bowser, Macy Clayton, Charlotte Drury, Jake Clayton'Front Row (from left) - Ryan Pain, Alex Pain, Chloe Bray
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A HARVEST service and lunch in Croft has raised almost £700 for local causes.

The event, which was held at All Saints Church, Croft, recently generated £282 for church funds through the luncheon, and £400 for the Friends of Skegness Hospital which was raised in the auction.

Local children were very involved with this family service.

With Father Bryant being double booked, Pat Bowser, Worship Leader from Thornton officiated at the service.

Emily and Chloe Bray, Emily and Alice Dowlman, Ellie and Charlotte Drury, William and Lorna Bowser and Ryan Pain all read poems and stories of harvest.

The service was followed by a ploughmans lunch.

“Despite the overwhelming desire to have an afternoon nap with a satisfied stomach, the ‘auction of produce’ proved, as usual, a lively affair,” said a spokesperson.

“The older generations didn’t get chance to put a hand in the air when it came to chocolates and sweets. The children vigorously outbid each other, with everyone leaving with something.

“Many thanks must go to all those who helped to make the day a success; Margaret Reeve, Stacey Smith and Zetta Blackburn for such a delicious lunch

“ Kevin Bedford, for his kind donation of salad and vegetables. Pam and Shane Thompson for their slick operation of the auction and Roy Sanderson for squeezing so much out of the bidders,” they added.