Farming community turns out for whist night in aid of hospice
FARMERS enjoyed a night of card playing in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.
More than 75 members of Macclesfield’s National Farmer’s Union (NFU) attended their annual whist drive, which raised £600 for the hospice.
The event, sponsored by Keith Brightmore, Macclesfield NFU Group secretary, was held at Gawsworth Scout Hut.
Members enjoyed a cold meat salad, trifle and cake before starting to play. After more than an hour and a half of playing the winners were presented with prizes from the top lady and gents’ score to the lowest.
A raffle was held to add to the money raised for the hospice.
Keith Brightmore said: “Many thanks must go to the army of helpers who make the evening happen every year.
“Days before they are baking cakes and shopping for all the food and prizes.
“On the day and evening they are extremely busy getting the food prepared, waiting on the tables, selling raffle tickets and running the whist drive itself. An enjoyable evening was had by all and raised a tidy sum of money for a good cause too.”
Keith Brightmore, Macclesfield NFU Group secretary, and Mike Gorton, Macclesfield NFU chairman, at the event