A joint fund-raising lunch was held on Sunday 16th June at the fabulous venue of a marque at Sutton Grange courtesy of Clive and Diana Bennett. The event raised just over £2000 which was split equally betweenSt Peter’s Church, Stoke-on-Tern and Shropshire Rural Support (SRS)
Simon Latter,Chairman of Shropshire Rural Support, welcomed over 140 guests as they sat down to a convivial lunch. After lunch there was a Promise Auction and a Raffle. The auctioneer presiding over the Promise Action was SRS stalwart Roger Parry and the items included:
Two night’s stay in a Shepherd’s Hut
Two coarse Lunch for 4 at the Wharf, Goldstone
One day’s hedge cutting
Two hours agronomy plus 2 bags maize seed
One lamb-freezer ready (from September)
Hawk Walk at the Falconry Centre at Battlefield 1403
The Raffle was arranged by SRS Co-ordinator Ruth Hughes and her family and its success was assured by the generosity of all those who donated prizes including:
NFU Market Drayton
Lambert, Leonard & May
Derek Harper & family
The Wharf at Goldstone
Dave Harris (BCW)
SRS is a self-funding charity, totally reliant of the support, both financial and practical, of individuals and organisation. It is only through this generosity that SRS is able to deliver the much need support to the rural community, and particularly farmers, in Shropshire. The event was such a success only due to the support and generosity of all concerned to whom SRS are indebted.
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