Joint efforts

Barbara Howes, Westhoughton Inner Wheel President, presenting a cheque for �2,000 to Karen Dudleston, Major Donor Officer, Derian House
Barbara Howes, Westhoughton Inner Wheel President, presenting a cheque for �2,000 to Karen Dudleston, Major Donor Officer, Derian House
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A husband and wife who became president of two charitable organisations in Westhoughton opted to support the same charity during their year of office.

Bernard Howes became President of Westhoughton Rotary and his wife Barbara, President of Westhoughton Inner Wheel, and both selected Derian House Children’s Hospice as their main charity.

For the past year, both clubs have been fund-raising but needed one more effort to realise a joint target of £2,000.

It was decided to run a joint afternoon tea with music from the Bolton Junior Youth Choir.

Bernard and Barbara were sufficiently confident to invite Karen Dudleston from Derian House to receive a cheque.And that faith was rewarded when more than 90 local people crowded into Brookfield and reached the target.