Club regulars raise £10k for charity in two years

Newsham Victory Club, who have raised �10,000 for charity in two years.
Newsham Victory Club, who have raised �10,000 for charity in two years.
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A Blyth club is celebrating having raised more than £10,000 for charity over the past two years.

For the second year in a row Newsham Victory Club has gathered up friends family staff customers and even strangers to participate in the fundraising for Macmillan.

In 2012 club steward Mick Storey suggested to a few regulars about doing something for the charity and got different ideas to raise money.

Mick said: “£5,000 was raised in 2012, with a ten-mile sponsored run, a family walk, buckets on the club bar which people were always generously putting in their spare change, so much was going on and the whole community pulled together to show their support for Macmillian.

“In 2013 again an outstanding £5,500 was raised and for it to be such a high amount in a recession was incredible.”

The club is already putting ideas together for next year’s event.

Mick added: “To have raised £5,000 two years in a row makes people want to do bigger and better, but for us it’s about everyone coming together and doing what they can and doing it for that special person they hold close to their hearts.

“The club would like to thank each and every single person who did their bit last year and this year, we deeply appriciate it.”