Wishes come true for Fenland groups

A Local Wish Charity cheques handed over LtoR, 'Laura Shreeve, (Youth Worker for Wisbech Youth Club), Lydia Shreeve, (Cambridgeshire County Council Homeless Team Worker Wisbech area), Norman Carroll, (Gorefield drop-In), Sue Pitcher and Jane Page, (Wisbech Tennis Club), Christina Purcell who handed over the cheques of various amounts at the Wisbech Boathouse. ANL-140819-190221009
A Local Wish Charity cheques handed over LtoR, 'Laura Shreeve, (Youth Worker for Wisbech Youth Club), Lydia Shreeve, (Cambridgeshire County Council Homeless Team Worker Wisbech area), Norman Carroll, (Gorefield drop-In), Sue Pitcher and Jane Page, (Wisbech Tennis Club), Christina Purcell who handed over the cheques of various amounts at the Wisbech Boathouse. ANL-140819-190221009

Fenland clubs and organisations have had their coffers boosted by donations.

A Local Wish raised £3,000 with events throughout the year including a fun day at Wisbech Rugby Club in June, which was supported by more than 1,000 people.

The organisation’s Christina Purcell, director of Holiday with Us, and Nikki Bantoft, director of Bantoft & Co chartered accountants, presented cheques to Fenland groups during a coffee morning at the Boat House, Wisbech.

A cheque was presented to Lydia Shreeve from Children, Family and Adult Service, which helps young homeless people to get back on their feet.

And a cheque was handed to Laura Shreeve, who is a community worker for Wisbech St Mary Centre. She will be working with families to offer evening and day sessions where children can enjoy arts and crafts, games, sports and days out. The money will be used to purchase equipment for the group.

A donation has also gone to Wisbech Tennis Club. Members are running a new project to develop the club so it is open throughout the year and encourage new players to join.

A new drop-in session, being set up by Norman Carroll, in Gorefield also received support. This social session, which will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Gorefield Church Hall from 10am to 1pm, starts on September 10. Everyone is welcome with free tea, coffee and biscuits.

A Local Wish is also looking at other projects to support and has plans for 2015 to raise more money to help support other people and groups within the area.

A full programme of next year’s events will be advised in the New Year.

If you would like any support or would like to raise on behalf of the charity, contact Christina Purcell at christina@holidaywithus.co.uk