Ladies night fundraiser at Holbeach

From left: Kathy Rooke, John Smith, Emma Putterill, Matthew Warfield, Kat Wakefield and Aaron Eyett at the event. ANL-160321-142833001
From left: Kathy Rooke, John Smith, Emma Putterill, Matthew Warfield, Kat Wakefield and Aaron Eyett at the event. ANL-160321-142833001
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A Ladies Night held in Holbeach has raised £2,676 to be split between two good causes in the town.

Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust and the Tigers Social Club and Bar will be benefiting from the money, which was raised at the event organised by Kathy Rooke, Emma Putterill and Kat Wakefield.

Over 100 women from South Holland rocked up at the Tigers Social Club and Bar on Friday, March 11 to enjoy the show put on by drag Queen Penny Change and the two male strippers.

Drinks and nibbles were provided on the night by handsome waiters John Smith, Matthew Warfield and Aaron Eyett from Holbeach United and Definitions Health and Fitness Gym

Kathy Rooke, one of the organisers, said: “A couple of years ago we organised the night out as we fancied doing something a little bit different but didn’t want to travel to Peterborough or Boston – which is where the closest ladies nights were held.

“We ended up organising our own which was a sold out event that raised a lot of money for the hospital.

“A lot of ladies had been asking us to plan another event – so we did!”

Raffle tickets were sold at the event, with over 30 
prizes (including food hampers, vouchers from restaurants in the town and plants) all generously donated by local businesses.

Kathy said: “We were overwhelmed by how many fabulous raffle prizes were donated and by how much money was raised by the raffle alone.

“Some of the prizes were worth well over £100 – which was astounding.”

A spokesperson for Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to hear that so much money was raised for two local causes.

“Our share of the money will be going towards a new wing for patients which will have eight extra beds in it which will be great. We are very pleased.”

Sarah McKay from the committee of the Tigers Social Club and Bar said: “We are thrilled to accept this money to use towards the regeneration and refurbishment of the club for the benefit of the local community.

“The work will begin 
later this year using the 
money which is now in a trust fund looked after by the Parish Council.”

Kathy, Emma and Kat hope to organise more events like this to raise money for good causes in South Holland which will benefit the local community.

Kathy said: “We would like to thank every single business who donated to the night, our drag Queen, male strippers, and waiters and, of course, the ladies who came along for a good local night out!”