Cup Final Event raises £1,000 for Japanese Earthquake Appeal

Cannock’s three leading local service groups Rotary, Soroptimists and Lions have held a successful charity fundraising event at the Pitmen’s Cup Final on 12 April.  The three groups had joined with Hednesford Town Football Club to combine their fundraising expertise in aid of the Japanese Earthquake Appeal.

A raffle and bucket collection, together with the proceeds of a previous raffle at the Club, topped off by a personal donation from Football Club Chairman Steve Price raised £1,000.

Commenting on the event, Rotary Club president Peter Barke said: “Steve Price had already supported the event by waiving normal charges and by donating raffle prizes, we’re really grateful to him for the fantastic gesture of rounding up the funds raised to £1,000.”

Trish Mellor and Doug Smith of Soroptimists and Lions respectively added: “The generosity of local businesses (in particular Midland Independent Financial Advisers and AB Windows) has been tremendous.”