Charity tribute was a success

David Harris fund raising officer for Derbyshire childrens holiday centre accepted a cheque for �6000 from Lorraine Froggatt landlady of the Windmill inn Heage.'L/R: David Harris, Ann Harris, James Fox, Lorraine Froggatt.
David Harris fund raising officer for Derbyshire childrens holiday centre accepted a cheque for �6000 from Lorraine Froggatt landlady of the Windmill inn Heage.'L/R: David Harris, Ann Harris, James Fox, Lorraine Froggatt.
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A landlady and her customers held an event to hand over £6,000 raised for a children’s charity in tribute to a friend and mentor who lost his battle with cancer.

The Windmill Inn hosted a cheque presentation last week to hand over cash raised for the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

The Heage pub managed to raise a grand total of £6,121 after a bike ride from Derbyshire to the children’s centre in Lincolnshire, a fun-day and a marathon around the village.

Landlady Lorraine Froggatt thanked everyone who had got involved.

She said: “The grand total was a fantastic amount, we never thought we would raise that much.”

Lorraine, 37, lost her dear friend John Redfern, 70, to oesophageal cancer last year and he was the inspiration behind the charity events.

She said: “We raised money for Derbyshire 
Children’s Holiday Centre because it was a cause close to John’s heart and we wanted to honour that.

“We are very proud to have been able to keep the memory of John Redfern alive and I am sure that he would have been very proud of everyone.”

The mother-of-two added that due to the amount raised for charity, she was considering a repeat performance next year.

She said: “We think the event will now become an annual thing and we are looking forward to doing it all again next year!”

Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, based in Skegness, is a charity that helps to provide disadvantaged Derbyshire children with holidays at the seaside.

For more information visit www.dchc.org.uk.