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Social Club's Annual Open Day

Hethersett Social Club’s annual open day raised an impressive £1,325 for a number of local charities. 

The open day, which is an annual event held in August each year, also attracted 20 new club members.   

Images from the Social Club's Open Day

“It was an extremely successful day with bright sunny skies until early afternoon when everyone got soaked. We had a great turnout,” said club secretary Chris Yemm. 

As well as giving the public the opportunity to look round the club and its facilities, the day also featured bowls, darts and pool tournaments, children’s games, a barbecue and evening entertainment from Don Hilton. 

A total of £765.75 was raised for the Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service, £450 for the Quidenham Children’s Hospice (raised by Hethersett Bowls Club) and £110 was raised by the Phoenix Darts League for 38-year-old Neil Wymer who suffers from Refractory Neuro Sarcodosis. 

Competition winners were: Charity Shield Bowls, S. Buck, F. South and P. Sabberton; Knockout Pool – Adults, Kevin Kindleysides; juniors, Perry Bullcock. Darts – Winner, Paul Daniels; runner-up, Anton Liscley.

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The manager of Norfolk’s Accident Rescue Service, David Thompson, has praised the efforts of Hethersett in raising funds for the charity. 

“Hethersett is our top village and we receive wonderful support from local people who are very generous. Long may it continue,” said Mr Thompson. 

A cheque for £766 was presented NARS by Hethersett Social Club from money raised at their annual open day. Previously the charity received £2,500 from a bucket collection at the annual Hethersett village pantomime. 

Mr Thompson explained that NARS is a voluntary organisation that receives no funding from the government or health service and relies on public donations and sponsorship. 

It provides volunteer doctors and paramedics who work alongside the ambulance service to provide specialist skills at road accidents in the county. Hethersett GP Dr Tony Press is actively involved in the charity. In the picture above Chris Yemm presents the cheque to David Thompson.

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Hethersett Social Club’s monthly quiz evenings provide popular entertainment and also raise money for charity. 

The latest to benefit is the Rodney White Oesophageal Patients’ Association. Mr White was on hand to receive a cheque for £364 from social club bar and food manager Ian Forkes. 

The club is already busy raising funds for its next quiz evening charity – the Caister Lifeboat.