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Cheese and wine cash boost for memorial garden

A campaign to establish a special memorial area near Boston for all road crash victims in Lincolnshire has received a £1,040 boost thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses.

Pictured at The Mallard with the cheese and wine cheque for £1,040 are memorial appeal supporters, from left: Neal Mugglestone, crash survivor Amanda Meeds, Barrie Rawlings, Barbara Blatherwick, Anne Bourne, Geoff Bourne, Pauline Rawlings and  Alan Coupland, owner of Westwood Lakes complex and The Mallard.

The money was raised at a cheese and wine evening held at The Mallard Lounge on the Westwood Lakes complex.

The venue was made available free of any charge and Alan Coupland, owner, also provided the wine at no cost.

The cheeses were gifted by South Lincs Foodservice of Sutterton, Morrisons, Pinchbeck and Sainsbury's, Spalding, and fruit and flowers were donated by Tina's Tributes, of Boston.

Many other individuals and businesses gave gifts for raffle prizes.

Volunteers launched the Lincolnshire Roads Victims Memorial Appeal to create a special memorial area in the peaceful setting of Westgate Woods.

Fund raising has begun to lease the land and to provide easy access for all to the site for quiet reflection.

The next charity event for the appeal will be a fashion show by online company Lincs Fashions at Boston United's York Street ground on Wednesday, November 9. Please contact 01205 357100 for ticket details.

That will be followed by a Christmas bazaar at Fydell House, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, November 26.

But one planned event had to be cancelled earlier this year when it proved too difficult to find someone to provide relaxing background music for a summer tea party at the woodland site.

The charity wants to hear from anyone who can provide live music for forthcoming fundraising events.

Anne Bourne, of the fundraising group, said: "We thought it would be an idea to try to compile a list of contacts for any future events we want to hold. It is for a good cause and, ideally, we would like to hear from musicians prepared to help and entertain for the love of the music. We can provide appreciative audiences. But we are realists, and, where necessary, there will be some money to cover expenses."

If you can help contact Anne at 01205 367892.

Anne lost her daughter and her niece in a horrendous crash on a county road in which four people died and five children were left without their mothers. Her other daughter, Anne Meeds, was seriously injured.