Trio of cheques for charity

Cheque presentation evening from soup kitchen initiative held at the William Lane Reading Room.  Cheques presented by poet Ian McMillan to Sandra Waterfield of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, Sarah Cross of Western Park Hospital and Christine Ayres of Safe@Last with organisers Pat Wade and Bernadette Bartholomew (w111125-1)
Cheque presentation evening from soup kitchen initiative held at the William Lane Reading Room. Cheques presented by poet Ian McMillan to Sandra Waterfield of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, Sarah Cross of Western Park Hospital and Christine Ayres of Safe@Last with organisers Pat Wade and Bernadette Bartholomew (w111125-1)

Three local charities have received generous donations recently, thanks to the fundraising of two local ladies.

Cheques for £500 each were presented to runaways charity Safe@Last, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield at the William Layne Reading Room in Aston last month.

Friends Pat Wade and Bernadette Bartholomew, who are part of the Friends of the William Layne Reading Room, have held monthly soup kitchens and a garden party to raise the money.

The cheques were presented by local poet Ian McMillan, who sold his latest book on the night and donated the proceeds to the charities.