Holland Tour fundraisers raise a huge amount!

Thursday 04 January 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 07 January 2018 at 22:03)

We are delighted to announce that more than £5,000 was raised by the four Holland Tour fundraising events held over the last couple of months.

Huge thanks go to those who attended, as well as Karen Watkinson and her team of organisers for their sterling efforts in putting the events on.

The first of the four events was a 'Night at the Dogs', with £485 worth of tickets sold for an entertaining evening at the greyhound races in Swindon.

On Saturday 2nd December, a family bingo night was held at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground. More than sixty were in attendance to take part in the competitive fun, with a tombola and raffle also held as £611.50 was raised.

A week later around one hundred people took part in a quiz night. Alongside the intellectual challenge, there was again a tombola and a large raffle of prizes donated by local companies.

Each parent was given a book of raffle tickets to sell prior to the event, with most selling more than £50 worth of tickets. A massive amount of credit goes to Jason Large, who sold an amazing £1000 in tickets!

In total, the quiz raised a staggering £3,726, a figure boosted by the sale of hot dogs and football cards on the night.

Finally, around ninety people attended the New Year's Eve family party, seeing in 2018 in style.

Fancy dress - with a movie theme – was the order of the day. And prizes were presented to the best dressed adult and child (as decided by Bryan Wood and the bar staff), with awards going to Cruella de Vil and Paw Patrol.

There were games for the kids too. Daisy Pinnegar won the award for colouring in the best mask, Summer Pinnegar took home the best dancer prize, while Luke Bussey triumphed in the killer pool competition.

To raise such an amount is an amazing effort, and further events before the Holland Tour in April are planned, so stay tuned for details of those!

Thank you to all partners.

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