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A Grand RiNG Sale


Above just some of the RiNG members at the fete. In the centre Helen McDermott with BC and on the right Hethersett Lions president Rodney Davis and secretary John Hewittpresent a cheque for 500 for the Bone and Joint Appeal.

The summer fete organised by the Rheumatoid Arthritis in Norfolk Group (The RiNG) in Hethersett Village Hall raised 1,000 for the Norfolk Bone and Joint Appeal which is looking to raise up to 3 million to erect a medical research building in Norwich.

The sale itself raised 500 and this was matched by a donation from Hethersett and District Lions Club.

The event was opened by television and radio personality Helen McDermott who was accompanied by her partner of many years BC:

"Over the years I have interviewed many important people including Prime Ministers and politicians but people still remember me most for working with BC the puppet," she joked. BC actually stands for Birthday Club.

Helen said that she was delighted to be able to support "such a good cause."

"I know how much effort goes into making events such as these a success, particular as there are so many calls on people's time today."

Helen is no stranger to raising money for charity herself, having run the London Marathon in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Chair of the RiNG Jane Scarfe thanked friends and supporters for their tireless efforts to make the day a success

The RiNG fete featured  a treasure trail, story telling, puppets, origami, a book and jigsaw stall, a raffle, refreshments and much more and afterwards. You can read more about the RiNG and its monthly meetings in Hethersett Village Hall by visiting its official web site by clicking here

Meanwhile Hethersett and District Lions Club is looking for new recruits. It currently only has one member from Hethersett and would like to increase its representation from the village. To read more about the club you can visit its official web site by clicking here.