County’s finest pays dividends for charity

CELEBRATING true Lincolnshire fayre has raised more than £1,500 for charity.

The seventh annual 
Lincolnshire Charity 
Dinner, organised by the Rotary Club of Market Rasen, saw more than 
70 guests tuck into a meal 
of fine Lincolnshire Red beef, supplied by Sunnyside Up, and cooked to perfection by Alison Lacy of Kirton in Lindsey, and ending with a range of cheeses from Cote Hill farm at Osgodby.

Guests at the sell-out event were entertained by Joe Cooke MBE, with tales from his origins in Jarrow, his army days, and his subsequent and current role as the City of Lincoln Mayor’s Officer.

He also covered his role as champion of the Nomad Trust, a homeless charity in Lincoln.

John Scarborough from Tealby, who is leading a charity ‘Across Lines’ which is building a health centre and two ward hospital in a rural area of Uganda was also present.

The evening including a raffle, raised in excess of £700, and from the total, cheques were presented to Joe for the Nomad Trust, and to John to continue the work in Uganda. The remainder of the money will be sent to Shelter Box, a Rotary charity which the Market Rasen group frequently supports.

A further £880 was raised through an auction - 
including lots such as a 
helicopter experience with Heliyorks, a weekend of luxury driving an Audi of choice from Lincoln Audi, a flight in a microlite 
aircraft, from local pilot, 
Simon Spring; a round of golf for 4, courtesy of the Market Rasen Golf Club, and another at Kenwick Park, kindly donated 
by Lincolnshire Motors; 
use of a limousine from Swish Cars of Caistor 
and a complete car 
valet from Graham 
Davis Commercials of Laceby.

These funds will go to 
the world wide Rotary Foundation Charity, 
which supports projects 
all around the world, 
including local projects 
and the final stages of 
ridding the world of Polio.