Butchers donate to charity

Front (from left) - Spalding and East Elloe Butchers' Association secretary Mary Barnes, LIVES' Gordon Kirk, association president Andrew Parsons and LIVES' Nigel Perry.
Front (from left) - Spalding and East Elloe Butchers' Association secretary Mary Barnes, LIVES' Gordon Kirk, association president Andrew Parsons and LIVES' Nigel Perry.

LOCAL charity LIVES First Responders has been boosted by a £500 donation from the Spalding and East Elloe Butchers’ Association.

The club for the dwindling number of local independent butchers is still going strong after 97 years and raised the sum at its annual dance in Whaplode Manor in November.

Club secretary Mary Barnes said: “The association has been going since 1918 and sadly the number of members is falling as so many butchers’ shops have closed in recent years.

“But our charity dance was very well supported, as always, with about 100 guests.”

The £500 cheque was presented to Gordon Kirk and Nigel Perry of LIVES by association president Andrew Parsons, of Bennett Butchers, Spalding.