Events held for good causes
FUNDRAISERS across the county have raised more than £2,000 for the Help for Heroes charity.
Rock ‘n’ roll club Rock House 58 raised £1,000 for servicemen and women.
As well as learning to jig and jive, fun-loving Yaxley residents who form part of the club, have been raising funds for the charity, which provides support to servicemen and women and their families.
The money was raised through a series of events including a performance at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in Hampton, which raised £450. The club meet on Mondays at the Royal British Legion Club in Broadway, Yaxley, from 7.30pm to 11pm.
Staff at Angel Spice in Stilton raised £1,060 for Help for Heroes during an annual charity curry evening, and customers of the Rainbow Foodstore, in Bentley Avenue, are being encouraged to help raise money for the Stretton Pre-School, located next door to the store.
The Rainbow’s ‘Pick up a Penny’ campaign focuses on the local community and invites customers to help raise the money, by putting their till receipts in a collection box. For every receipt collected, one penny will be donated to the pre-school.
Trainee manager Gary Eagle said: “Pick up a Penny is such a simple yet effective way for the store to get involved and help their local community.”
ROCK ON: Yaxley Rock ‘n’ Roll Club Rock House 58 members have raised £1,000 for Help for Heroes. (METP-11-0610BD600)
FUNDRAISERS: (from left) MP Shailesh Vara, Spencer Evans, Chris Payne, Paul Rogers, Thahir Jaks and Nick Night at the Angel Spice fundraiser. (METP-11-06-10BD300)
PENNY: Trainee manager Gary Eagle and senior team leaders Dorothy Jones and Tiffany Ince launch the pick up a penny campaign at The Rainbow store in Yaxley.