Hard work brings in £8,000 for heart fund
THE Soroptimist Club of Ashford has worked tirelessly over the past two years to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Past President Liz Jakeman raised £2,500 in 2005 and last year President Beverley Jarvis raised a further £5,360 for a grand total of £8,130. The cash was raised by a variety of events and activities, notably a summer ball in 2005 and summer concert in July 2006, together with events like strawberry teas, a supper at Sissinghurst with a private visit to the gardens, several raffles, and collections outside Sainsburys in Ashford. Both presidents worked hard to achieve amazing result and together with members of both Ashford and Canterbury Soroptimists and Ashford Rotary Club, celebrated at a presentation evening. The donation was received by Denise Watts the British Heart Foundation’s volunteer manager for Kent and Sussex, who presented a certificate in recognition of their efforts.