Friday 26th January 2018

South West

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale's 3rd Annual Charity Casino Night on January 20th was a huge success. Hosted by Thatchers Cider, a total of 248 guests enjoyed cocktails, an excellent meal, dancing and using their "fun money" to hit the casino and play the roulette and blackjack tables presided over by professional coupiers.

Guests auctioned high for fabulous prizes, including a cricket bat signed by Brian Rose and members of the Somerset CC and Australian teams in 1981, and a presentation bottle of Almagnac. The ever popular Tombola raised a further £340 as well.

The night raised a record figure well in excess of £8,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and other charities supported by Rotary. A cheque for £4,000 was presented to Local Fundraising Coordinator Katie Crossey on the night. She said,

We are so grateful to the Rotary Club of Wrington Vale for their amazing support. Everyone seemed to be having a great time on the night, and it was wonderful to be able to collect the cheque and meet all those involved in making the night such a success. On behalf of everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust, thank you!

Thanks as well go to the ADI Group and to all the sponsors, guests, Cathy Parson and her tremendous catering team, Royale Casino, Phil the DJ, the volunteers behind the bar and to all the Rotarians who contributed their time and effort to make this event such as success. A special thank you to John Thatcher, Martyn Thatcher, Neil Day and all at Thatchers Cider without whose very generous support this event would not be possible.