Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Race night for charity

MORE than 40 people attended a race night at Charvil village hall.

Punters were able to bet on eight races from around the world that were shown on big screens at the hall off Park Lane on Friday evening.

Twenty per cent of the takings from the betting went towards the Charvil Village Society’s two chosen charities, the Buscot ward for premature babies at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and Camp Mohawk, the day cente for disabled children near Wargrave. About £100 was raised for the charities.

There was also a quiz where teams were tasked with naming all 60 racecourses in Britain, with the winning team getting a total of 53.

Organiser Mark A’Bear said: “We would have liked a few more people there but, all in all, it was a successful evening.”

Resident Sarah Swatridge added: “I’ve never been to a race night so I didn’t really know what to expect but it was well organised and great fun.”

The society’s next events are a senior citizens’ tea party on Saturday, April 6 and a summer walk on Friday, June 21, which is free to all.

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