Wisbech Rugby Club raise more than �2,000 for disability charity Whizz-Kidz
WISBECH Rugby Club has raised more than �2,300 to help disabled children have a fun and active childhood.
Club members dug deep to amass �2,305 at their annual summer ball at Harecroft Road. A meal, disco, raffle and auction helped to boost the total.
The money has been donated to Whizz-Kidz - a charity which helps provide disabled children with wheelchairs and mobility equipment.
Club treasurer Geoff Long said: “The total was a real surprise given the financial climate that we are in.
“I would like to thank all the businesses and sponsors who donated prizes, but also the people who turned up and dug deep in their pockets to come up with this fantastic sum.
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“We are a family club and the people that are able to play here are fortunate. We wanted to give money to those who are less fortunate.
“It is money that we raised locally and Whizz-Kidz have agreed that it will be spent locally as well.”
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Sally Waters, a fundraiser for Whizz-Kidz, said: “This is a life-changing sum for one child.
“It will be enough to purchase equipment but it will also pay for them to learn how to use that equipment.”