●● A NIGHT of entertainment raised more than £4,000 for those affected by the Bosley explosion.
Around 140 people attended the Boost for Bosley fundraiser at Sutton ExServicemen’s Club with live entertainment, an auction and raffle.
The entertainment was hosted by Andy Hofton with guest appearances from Julian Ryan, Emma Barton Kenworthy, Calum Hogan, Dave Jay, Danny Thorley, Niall Rodgers and Hannah Grime.
Raffle and auction prizes were donated by club members, the Beauty Bar, Ye Olde Kings Head, and Fastrac Retail.
The evening was a sell-out and donations also came in from people who could not attend. The club domino team won their league and pledged their £100 winnings. All the bar proceeds and tips from the evening were added to the grand total of £4,100.
Sean Rodgers, a Sutton ExServicemen’s committee member, said: “It was a fantastic evening. We were overwhelmed by the local community’s support and generosity towards this worthy cause, not only by attending and donating gifts but also the time given by the entertainers and the club officials to organise and run the event.” ●● A PUB in Gurnett has done its bit to raise money for the Bosley fund. Ye Olde Kings Head donated money from quiz evenings, raising £143. ●● A FLOWER festival and ‘Ride and Stride’ event will take place on Saturday, September 12.
Participants will complete a route in local countryside by bike, on foot, horseback or other means, with refreshments and flower displays at Sutton St James church, St Mary the Virgin in Bosley, St Michael’s in Wincle and St Saviour’s in Wildboarclough.
Sponsorship will be split between the four churches and Historic Cheshire Churches Trust.