Thousands raised from Kettering charity dinner

A cheque for more than �6,500 is presented to Cransley Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease charity
A cheque for more than �6,500 is presented to Cransley Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease charity

Cheques worth thousands of pounds have been handed over to the Kettering’s Cransley Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Each good cause benefited to the tune of more than £3,000 from a fundraising dinner held at Wicksteed Park in the autumn.

Dorothy Stephens, who was a member of a committee set up to organise the dinner, said a friend who had helped plan a fundraiser had died of motor neurone disease before the evening took place.

She added: “We had a wonderful evening. We had phenomenal support. Our original target was £1,000 and we raised £6,500.

“We were over the moon (with that). Everything came together beautifully.”

The dinner, for which 175 tickets were sold, featured guest speakers Rev Richard Coles, the broadcaster and Finedon parish priest, and fashion retailer Anne Furbank.