Cash boost for popular charity

Hucknall's Hope Lea Project held it's annual Garden Party on Saturday, during the event Coun. John Wilmott, left, presented a Cheque for �115 which he raised while taking part in the Ashfield Fun Run to Judith Storey, centre, Project Managing Director and Richard White, right, President of the Rotary Club of Hucknall presented �250 to the project.

Hucknall's Hope Lea Project held it's annual Garden Party on Saturday, during the event Coun. John Wilmott, left, presented a Cheque for �115 which he raised while taking part in the Ashfield Fun Run to Judith Storey, centre, Project Managing Director and Richard White, right, President of the Rotary Club of Hucknall presented �250 to the project.

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HUCKNALL’S Hope Lea Project, which caters for adults with learning disabilities and their families, has received a double cash boost.

The charity has been presented with a donation of £250 by Hucknall Rotary Club and one of £115 by Coun John Wilmott (Lab), deputy leader of Ashfield District Council, from an allowance which councillors receive for worthy causes in their wards.

Stalwart Rotarians Richard White and Terry Moult helped out at Hope Lea’s annual garden party, held at its base on Watnall Road. The event raised the bumper total of about £1,500.

Various stalls and games were organised and the star prize in a raffle was a ride in a limousine, donated by the Co-op Funeral Service.

“The winner decided to donate the prize back to us,” said Hope Lea’s managing director, Judith Storey. “This means that our users will enjoy a trip in the limousine next month,”

n OUR PHOTOS show TOP, Coun Wilmott (left) and Mr White handing over their cheques to Hope Lea chief Judith Storey and BOTTOM, all the fun at the garden party — DISPICS NHUD12-1612-1 and 3.