Cheque-ing it out for the NSPCC

THE Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has presented a cheque for £6,250 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

The money was raised at the club’s annual charity barbecue and auction, held recently in Dungannon Rugby Club.

Presenting the cheque, club chairman Nigel Glasgow, thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the event.

“It gives me great pleasure to present this cheque on behalf of the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club. Thanks to everyone for their support, especially the ladies who provided the beautiful array of salads and desserts, and to all club members who sold a large number of raffle tickets, and the local businesses who donated items for the ballot and auction,” he said.

Jennifer Hobson, chairperson of the NSPCC’s Dungannon committee added: ”This is a tremendous amount of money, and it is a wonderful boost to our charity. The money will be used to fund projects in the local area.

“The Dungannon committee has been in existence for a long time, and it is getting harder to keep up a high level of fundraising, especially in the current economic climate. We run various events throughout the year, but we don’t have the means to raise this level of funding.”

She said she wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the barbecue.