A night at the races in Surfleet for Sue Ryder appeal

Sue Ryder Race Night organisers Don and June Wright with grandaughter Chloe Mason (right).  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Sue Ryder Race Night organisers Don and June Wright with grandaughter Chloe Mason (right). Photo by Tim Wilson.

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Horse racing and golf combined for a night of fundraising in Surfleet to help cancer patients and their families.

About 100 people placed their bets during a charity race night at Spalding Golf Club on Saturday to raise money for Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

Charity punters for Sue Ryder Cancer Care at Spalding Golf Club.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Charity punters for Sue Ryder Cancer Care at Spalding Golf Club. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The night included a buffet, virtual horse racing, stand-up and raffle, with prizes donated by businesses and friends of couple Don and June Wright of Monks House Lane, Spalding.

June said: “We’ve done it for about ten years, previously at Bromley Memorial Hall, Pode Hole, and The Vista Church Hall.

“But for the last three years, we’ve done it at the golf club where we had about 100 people on Saturday, including friends, family and golfers.”

The race night raised about £2,800, compared to last year’s total of about £2,600.

Carol and Gordon Heighway are ready to check the runners and riders.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Carol and Gordon Heighway are ready to check the runners and riders. Photo by Tim Wilson.

June said: “Someone I knew was helped by Sue Ryder before they died, so we really wanted to do something to raise money for them.”

Grandstand seats at the races for charity punters

Sue Ryder Race Night stewards Oliver Farmer, Tom Mayhew and Luke Franks.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Sue Ryder Race Night stewards Oliver Farmer, Tom Mayhew and Luke Franks. Photo by Tim Wilson.