Conker event for Chelsea

The Wisbech Masonic Benevolent Fund and Wisbech Round Table present cheques to Chelsea Compton-Cook. Chelsea with the cheques.
The Wisbech Masonic Benevolent Fund and Wisbech Round Table present cheques to Chelsea Compton-Cook. Chelsea with the cheques.
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Wisbech Lions have agreed to donate the proceeds from next month’s annual Conker Championships to Fenland youngster, Chelsea Compton-Cook.

The six-year-old has been featured in the Citizen in the wake of fundraising to buy her some waterproof hearing aids so she can enjoy being in the water and enjoy a better quality of life.

The West Walton Primary School youngster was born 15 weeks early and is profoundly deaf as a result of her premature birth.

Chelsea has implants which work with external hearing aids but they are not waterproof and even being caught in the rain can be a worry.

Kevin Rodgers, Vice District Governor, said Wisbech Lions received a letter from the family regarding an appeal to raise funds.

“At the same time, our District Governor Lion Paul Martin from Halesworth Lions Club in Suffolk heard of the appeal and contacted us to find out if we intended to give help. We had already decided that some help would be given and following further discussions we have decided to give monies raised at our annual Conker Championships to the appeal. Chelsea’s mum has agreed and we are all set for Friday October 11 at the Oasis Community Centre in Wisbech,” said Kevin.

This is the 13th year of the Wisbech & Fenland Conker Championships and invitations are already out to Lions clubs.

“We are confident that at least ten different clubs from across East Anglia will attend and we at Wisbech Lions Club are determined that our friends at March Lions, who have a far better record in these championships than any other club, will be put in the shade,” he quipped.

Local people who would like to take part can contact Chris Fergusson 01945-861289 or Kevin on 01945-464871 for entry forms or more details.