£2,200 charity boost from Inner Wheel

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A year of fund-raising by members of Brighouse Inner Wheel Club resulted in more than £2,200 being handed over to local charities.

Representatives of five charities attended a meeting at the Titus Salt Suite at Crow Nest Golf Club to receive donations.

Shane Gough of Overgate Hospice was presented with a cheque for £720 which will go towards a portable suction throat pump and a similar amount went to Alison Harwood of the Abigail Riley Trust to help train nurses in ‘end of life’ care for patients.

Pat Firth, a member of the Inner Wheel, representing the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, received £500 for a glass brick in the hospice’s memorial wall. A donation of £240 went to Ann Lowe, past chairman of district 4 Inner Wheel, for Diabetes UK in aid of research and £100 went to Mick Moriarty from the Children of Chernobyl Lifeline charity.

Sally Harrison, retiring president, said: “These are all charities I have personal experience or knowledge of and I know what excellent work they do.

“£2,280 was raised over 12 months by the club at events such as a coffee morning, bridge drive and music evening.”

Sally continues as secretary of the club. The new president is Deborah O’ Neill whose mother, Joy, is past president of the club.