Dance raises £400 for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:46 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:23 17 June 2010

AROUND £400 was raised for charity at the Axe Vale Hunt Supporters Club dinner and dance last week. The group met at the Dolphin Hotel last Friday evening for the social gathering which included entertainment by the local Scavengers band. The dance, in a

AROUND £400 was raised for charity at the Axe Vale Hunt Supporters Club dinner and dance last week.

The group met at the Dolphin Hotel last Friday evening for the social gathering which included entertainment by the local Scavengers band.

The dance, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, was well attended and hailed as a success.

Ross Willmington, chairman of the supporters club and joint master of Axe Vale Hunt, said: "It was a fun evening. About 80 people were there and the band was fantastic.

"I would like to thank the Clinch family of the Dolphin Hotel for allowing us to use their function room for free."

A large personal donation was given by Peter Reed, a Branscombe farmer, who was air lifted to hospital by DAA after he fell off his horse and broke his collar bone during the annual Christmas Eve meet.

Ross added: "We organise a lot of fundraising events but we wanted to support Devon Air Ambulance especially to thank them for helping Peter."

The next AVHSC event, the Hunt Ball, will take place at Woodbury Park on February 20.

Anyone who would like to attend should contact Ross on 07813 117149.


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