Club pulls in £1,500 for Diabetes UK
Published on: 10 Jul 2015
Filton and District Social Club has done it again!
Their annual charity effort for Diabetes UK raised more than £1,500, meaning the regulars have donated more than £5,000 to the charity since their first event four years ago.
The club hosted a special fundraising day - led by Terry Hamilton and Martin Sedlen - in memory of club stalwart Brian Jarrett who was a diabetes sufferer.
There was music and fun for all the family and last moth members gathered after the event to present the cheque to Diabetes UK.
Terry said: “Its been another successful year with a lot of hard work put in by all, especially Martin, without him the event would not have happened. I would like to thank the club committee for their help so we could achieve another great day, and hopefully organise another next year.”
Diabetes UK regional fundraiser Mark Howlett said: “‘On behalf of everyone at Diabetes UK I would like to say a massive thank you to the Filton and District Social club!
“To raise not only £1500 in one night, but over £5,000 in four years, is a testament to how well liked and respected Brian Jarrett was, and how well supported the club is. Diabetes UK would like to thank Terry and Martin for all their hard work, and to everyone that helped, attended or supported the day. Thank you!’
In previous years club members raised money as well as donating a bench in memory of Brian.
The organisers wanted to thank the following sponsors: Filton golf club, Thornbury golf club, The Bristol golf club, Fruit Tree, Martins barbers Staple Hill, McColls, Costcutters, Filton Feast, The Concorde, Sun Valley, Hovis, Makro, Washingpool Farm Butchers, Bristol City/Bristol Rovers football clubs, and all the sponsors for the races.