Double cheque boost for Macmillan

A double cheque presentation was made to Macmillan with funds raised from both the 24 hour karaoke event and the Skegminifest 2013 held earlier this year at The Welcome Inn, Skegness.

A double cheque presentation was made to Macmillan with funds raised from both the 24 hour karaoke event and the Skegminifest 2013 held earlier this year at The Welcome Inn, Skegness.

0
Have your say

A cancer charity has received a double cheque boost following two huge events.

A 24-hour karaoke fundraiser at The Welcome Inn and the annual Skegminifest both raised money for the charity when they were held earlier this year.

And now that the cash has been counted up, a special double cheque presentation was held at the weekend to present the funds to the charity.

The annual karaoke event smashed last year’s figure of £4,258 - netting £4,601.25 in total.

Clare Chrysostomou, The Welcome Inn’s landlady, said: “The 24-hour karaoke was absolutely fantastic this year. It was a huge success and we managed to raise more than last year.

“A lot of people supported the event and there was a really good response on the karaoke this year.”

There was also a balloon release which remembered those lost, fought or fighting the condition.

A charity football event was also held on the day of the karaoke, with 12 teams playing for the ‘Shirley Croft Memorial Trophy’ in memory of landlady Clare’s mother, who suffered with the disease.

The Skegminifest attracted more than 150 Minis this year, and raised £2,042.28 for Macmillan, thrashing the previous two totals.

Paul Gamble one of the organisers of the Skegness Mini Owners Club, said funds exceeded past tallies.

“The feedback was amazing. It was a really good event.”