Farm­ing com­mu­nity turns out for whist night in aid of hos­pice

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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