England World Cup star Roger Hunt visits butchers' charity day and Spalding's Johnson Hospital receives cheque 25 years ago in 1996
World Cup star Roger Hunt was the guest of honour at Spalding’s Butchers’ Charity Day in 1996.
Members of the meat trade and their guests gathered at Spalding Golf Club to raise £600 for charity, with funds split between the Sue Ryder store and the British Turkey Wheelchair Fund.
Wheelchairs were presented to youngsters Mark Henley and Callie Lockwood (pictured), while Hunt was rewarded after hitting the longest drive of the day.
Spalding’s Johnson Hospital received a big cash boost 25 years ago.
Paul Ineson, manager of the Bass House, presented a cheque for more than £450 after hosting a fun day. The event had been co-hosted by Gordon Chester of the Pied Calf. Steve Herd also had his ponytail snipped and auctioned at the end of the day, and it was sold for £20.
Mr Ineson said: “It’s the first time we’ve done anything like it and we had a lot of support from the regulars.”