News and Campaigns
08 March 2017
Information on our local events and campaigns
We were approached last year by twins Robin and Richard Harrison who attended our World Cup event. They wanted to raise some money for Age UK Boston & South Holland by holding a race night for their 65th birthday.
Richard and Robin both Boston born and bred, grew up in Fishtoft and wanted to put something back into the local community. They played football for local teams and are avid Boston United supporters.
The event was held on 11th February at the Conservative Club and was supported by many local businesses, as well as friends and family raising a fantastic £2200. A further £1000 came from Barclays Bank.
Also on the guest list were two former class mates from primary school who were celebrating their 65th birthday on exactly the same day.
The boys also did a collection in the local Matalan store and raised £32. On the night they raised money by a raffle, stand up bingo and auctioned of a Nottingham Forrest signed Football which had been donated.
The money raised will be spent locally. Age UK Boston & South Holland do not send any money to head office or abroad. We will be using a portion of the money to set up a Men’s group in Boston where men can get together for a chat, play games, take part in quizzes, play snooker and darts and various other pursuits and outings that would interest them. If you would be interested in hearing more details of the group please get in touch.
Above from the left: Richard Harrison, Barbara (Bee) Marshall, Micky Clayton and Robin Harrison