Charity lunch raises £1,700

PUBLISHED: 08:01 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:59 06 May 2019

Lunch organisers with cheque recipients (l to r) Sandra Shefferd, John Jeffrey, Sharon Booth, Gaye Baulch, Angela King, Mervyn Symes. Picture Barrie Castle.

Lunch organisers with cheque recipients (l to r) Sandra Shefferd, John Jeffrey, Sharon Booth, Gaye Baulch, Angela King, Mervyn Symes. Picture Barrie Castle.

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Two Axminster charities share the profits from the Rotary Club meal

A charity cheese and apple pie lunch hosted by Axminster Rotary Club has raised more than £1,700 to aid two worthy causes.

The meal was organised by ex-members of the town's Inner Wheel Club which is no longer active but still meets once a month for a social lunch.

Last week three of its representatives, Angela King, Sandra Shefferd and Gaye Baulch, presented cheques for £888 to both of the chosen charities.

The recipients were Axminster Care Service - which provides hospital transport and financial help for local good causes, as well as running the Charity Togs shop in South Street – and Axminster United Charities, which provides help to local individuals in need.

The lunch took place at Axminster Guildhall on Saturday March 23 and was attended by 155 diners.

The ladies who ran it, with help from Rotary Club members, thanked the people of town who supported the event.

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