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Charity dinner dance raises £2,200

A recent dinner dance organised by funeral home employees raised £2,200 for charity.

Allison Stevens and Kirsty Lawrence from the Co-operative Funeralcare branches in Great Wakering and Hockley, respectively, organised the event at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club to raise money for the Southend Taxi Drivers Fund for Children and Brake UK.

Allison said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended, as well as all the companies that donated raffle prizes and items for the auction, along with Rochford Hundred Golf Club, which provided the marquee.”

Raffle prizes included a flat screen television, a weekend break, and a three-course meal. Former West Ham United player Tony Cottee was auctioneer for the evening, with signed West Ham shirts amongst the items that went under the ex-Hammer’s hammer.

Image: Allison Stevens and Kirsty Lawrence (second from left and second from right respectively) present a cheque for £1,100 to the Southend Taxi Drivers Fund for Children.

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