Oscar night success for ‘Welli wenches’

A CHARITY night in Greenfield – dubbed the Wellington Oscars – raised more than £7,000.


Organisers and guests at the ‘Oscars’

And organisers Welli Wenches will be making a song and dance of their success with a presentation event next month at the Chew Valley Road pub in the company of the Curragh Sons.

Also in attendance on Friday, June 1 will be members of the charities who will each receive a cheque for £2,500: Willow Wood Hospice, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and Prevent Breast Cancer.

Nadine Currie, one of the organisers, told the Independent: “The night went exceptionally well.

“We expected good support but the levels of generosity from the local community and local businesses was fantastic.

“We raised £6,000 from our raffle, tombola and auction. But with Gift Aid, the total will end up around £7,500.

“It was the culmination of individuals making donations and providing gifts, small businesses contributing items as well as larger organisations like Manchester United and Manchester City.

“The presentation night will be the culmination of all our hard work.

“Getting the charities to participate is good so they can see what a strong community we are.

“We can make a difference to local people which can impact on Manchester as a whole.”

Also enjoying the night at a packed Wellington was Joanne Magilton whose 50th birthday bash proved a memorable occasion.

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