Fundraising fillip for day centre

TASTY TREATS -- Lesley Green and Jane Watson (right) looking after the cake stall at the fair -- DISPIC NHUD11-2846-1
TASTY TREATS -- Lesley Green and Jane Watson (right) looking after the cake stall at the fair -- DISPIC NHUD11-2846-1
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A VOLUNTEER-run day-centre for elderly residents of Linby, Papplewick and parts of Hucknall has received a big boost after its autumn fair raised almost £1,500.

The Papplewick and Linby Day Centre, which is self-funding, has been running for the last 14 years.

It provides weekly get-togethers for pensioners, some of whom have been bereaved, as well as day trips.

Now it is celebrating after the fundraising fair at Papplewick and Linby Village Hall, on Linby Lane, collected a record-breaking total in just two-and-a-half hours.

The star attraction was a popular cake stall, while teas and coffees, a plant stall, craft stand featuring items made from stained glass, Christmas gifts, preserves, raffles and a tombola all proved popular.

Jane Watson, manager of the day centre, which is also based at the village hall, said: “I would like to thank everyone for their support. People have been fantastic.

“It is the highest total we have ever raised, which surprises me considering the current financial climate.”

The money will help to pay for general running costs as well as visits to attractions such as the Crich Tramway Museum in Derbyshire.