Charity shop is biggest winner at race night

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MORE than 130 people placed their bets on having a good night out at a charity event.

The Spalding Grand National was organised by Corbo, developers behind plans for Spalding’s Holland Market, in aid of the town’s Oxfam shop.

The shop is threatened with closure because it is not meeting its head office’s targets on how much money it is making.

Staff have been told the shop could close at the end of the year unless takings improve considerably and it clears £25,000.

Race-goers enjoyed a sausage and mash supper and were able to bet on a number of races and cheer on the runners and riders in the event at Spalding’s South Holland Centre.

Corbo’s Michael Moran said: “It went very well and it was good to see people getting into it and getting very excited about winning – even if it was only £1.50.”

The event raised £2,225.