Fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease Association raises thousands

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A charity fundraising event for the Motor Neurone Disease Association raised thousands of pounds for the organisation.

The charity Sportsman’s Dinner organised by David Clarkson in conjunction with Lancaster Cricket and Bowls Club, held at the Lune Road club raised an impressive £2350 for the local charity. On the night the audience was treated to a talk by top national Hunt jockey Andrew Thornton, who gave some wonderful insights into the life of a jockey.

He was followed by top local comedian, Lester Crabtree, who not only had the large crowd in hysterics but also did a wonderful job of chairing the charity auction.

So good was Lester’s patter that the auction raised over £1600.00 on the night.

The other money was raised through door receipts and through the raffle.

Many top names and famous sporting clubs offered lots for the auction and for raffle prizes, together with many local companies who supported the event with offer of prizes and vouchers. Local businesses such as David Frank, Joe & Cass, Dr. Kruger, Pizza Margherita, The Borough, The Dukes and The Grand Theatre all offered prizes, together with Boots the Chemist, Sainsbury’s, Booths and Asda.

Vouchers were also offered by Lancaster Golf Club,

Morecambe Golf Club and Morecambe Football Club which all raised large amounts of money. Both the organiser and the charity would like to thank them all for their wonderful support.

The money raised will go directly to help local suffers of Motor Neurone Disease, their families and their carers.

It will help to provide support and equipment at a time when funding is being cut and services being withdrawn through the NHS.