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Charity group in Ascot celebrates its 51st birthday

Published: 2 Mar 2014 09:300 comments

A CHARITY fundraising group celebrated its 51st anniversary by raising more than £600 for good causes.

From left, Ascot Inner Wheel vice president Stephanie Hynard, president Val Wetherell, Inner Wheel district chairwoman Beryl Cornell and Ascot Inner Wheel member Anne Avens, who made the anniversary cake.

Past and present members of the Ascot Inner Wheel tucked into a two-course buffet to celebrate the event at Carnation Hall in Winkfield last Wednesday.

Member Anne Avens also made a commemorative cake to mark the occasion, which also saw members of other Inner Wheel groups in the Thames Valley come to the event.

Retired opera singer Patricia Purcell entertained the group with tales of her life backstage and also while on tour. The group also continued doing what they do best and raised the three-figure cash sum through a raffle, the lunch tickets and a few generous donations.

President Val Wetherell said: “I was delighted to welcome more than 80 guests from both the locality and from other Inner Wheel clubs in the Thames Valley and surrounding areas.

“The money raised will be held in our charity account and used to support various local causes.”

The group has not yet decided where the money will be used.

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