Ladies put on the Ascot style to help the NSPCC

Putting on the style are (from left) Wendy Goodliff, Pip Lowther, Deborah Ellis, Wendy Revill, Sharon Tohill-Rogers, Yvonne Lennon, Mary Mann, Mandy Reeve and Val James. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG210612-113NG
Putting on the style are (from left) Wendy Goodliff, Pip Lowther, Deborah Ellis, Wendy Revill, Sharon Tohill-Rogers, Yvonne Lennon, Mary Mann, Mandy Reeve and Val James. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN): SG210612-113NG
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ASCOT moved indoors for a ladies’ day with a difference in aid of the children’s charity, the NSPCC.

Around 60 donned their finest for a fundraising lunch at The Woodlands Hotel in Spalding on Thursday when a magnificent £1,322.80 was raised.

NSPCC Spalding branch secretary Mary Mann said: “We have a lot of people who are staunch supporters and we are very grateful to them.

“After lunch we watched the racing. It was a very good day.”

Every £4 raised for the charity pays for a trained Childline counsellor to take a call from a child – and every £1,600 funds the recruitment and training of a Childline counsellor.

The branch also raised £600 from a clairvoyance evening earlier this year so it has more than paid for a counsellor.