Friends’ charity lunch at Rugby restaurant helps Diamond Appeal

Jan Jones, Doug Jones, Alan Wiggins, Tracey Lennard, Sally Jones, David Proctor, Sue Jones and David Ferguson at Ferguson's in Rugby. Photo by Edward White.
Jan Jones, Doug Jones, Alan Wiggins, Tracey Lennard, Sally Jones, David Proctor, Sue Jones and David Ferguson at Ferguson's in Rugby. Photo by Edward White.

A tasty charity lunch has helped the Friends of St Cross Appeal reach £25,000.

Volunteers and supporters met at Ferguson’s restaurant in Rugby for a special meal to raise money for the Diamond Jubilee Appeal.

Guests were entertained by singers Kenny Robinson and Sally Jones.

Tracey Lennard, chairperson of the Friends’ fundraising team, was presented with a bouquet in recognition of the hard work she and her team had put in to organising a variety of events over the years, including the lunch.

The event raised £810 and £191 from the raffle at Easenhall Fete was also collected on the night - bringing the Appeal total to £25,000.

Kathryn Lawrence, member of the Friends’ main committee, said: “There is still some way to go to reach our target of at least £60,000, but with the continued support of the community, we are very hopeful that this can be achieved.”

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Grow Your Tenner campaign.

Donations of up to £10 made to the Friends online will be matched and monthly donations up to £10 will be matched for six months.

Go to www.localgiving.com/friendsdiamondjubilee.