Welton le Marsh clubs raise cash for charity

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DEDICATED fundraisers at a village hall in Welton le Marsh managed to raise a staggering £2,000 for a worthy charity.

The money was presented to Vic Parrock for the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance on Saturday at the hall.

Members of the Friendship Club and the Bingo Club worked hard throughout the year to raise the amount which they achieved by collecting at various events.

Rosina Gingell, founder member, said: “We all work really hard all year to raise the money for the charity.

“It makes us all feel really proud that we are able to help as the Air Ambulance relies on donations.”

Over the last few years, the clubs have previously managed to donate approximately £4,806 to the Air Ambulance.

The Friendship Club has nearly reached its 20th year of running and is a popular club for the elderly from within Welton le Marsh and the surrounding area but now the club is seeking new members.

Rosina added: “We used to have about 20 members but we only have nine at the moment and we are looking for more people to join.

“We don’t mind where in the area they come from as long as they are able to get themselves to the hall.”

The club meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm till 3.30pm at the hall where all can enjoy tea and biscuits and take part in a charity raffle.

“Everyone pays a 55p entrance fee which goes towards our club funds, raffles and charity collection,” added Rosina.

The Bingo Club meet on Wednesdays and start at 7.30pm, where members have fun while raising money at the same time.

For information about the clubs call Rosina on 01754 890310.