Helmdon village’s super charity collectors have finally called time on their money spinning fundraising.
In April last year they set themselves a £1,000 target to be reached by December.
But in just five months they raised a fantastic £2,500. Mr David Brookhouse, landlord of the Bell Pub and chairman of the committee set up by the village said: “We were amazed at the response from everyone. We have called a halt now because we think it would be wrong to carry on asking people for more money.”
The cash was used to buy equipment for Princess Marina Hospital Northampton. “We bought a special bed, a jumping bag for the hospital gym, and two very special bikes for handicapped children. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot for the money, but the bed alone cost £1,200,” said Mr Brookhouse.
Discos, dances, a tractor pull and a sponsored slim-in all helped raise cash. And the village youngsters stepped in with £16 from a disco they organized themselves. “I think everyone who helped out in anyway deserves a big pat on the back. The village should be proud of itself,” added Mr Brookhouse.
The Banbury Cake – July 3rd, 1980