Painting raises £750 for East Dorset Council Chairman’s charities0
The Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Malcolm Birr, has visited the winner of his year-long raffle to present them with their prize, having drawn the winning ticket at his gala dinner.
Glenys Hazlehurst, who lives in Ashley Heath, won a framed oil painting of Wimborne Minster. The painting was specially provided by local artist Paul Dolman and raffle tickets were sold throughout Cllr Birr’s time in office up until the gala dinner, raising approximately £750 for his chosen charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Home-Start South East Dorset.
Glenys had purchased raffle tickets at two previous fundraising events; a Bournemouth Air Festival event at the Miramar Hotel last September and a race night held in East Dorset’s council chamber last November.
The Chairman welcomed 125 guests for his gala dinner at Dudsbury Golf Club where a charity auction, along with final raffle ticket sales, saw £2,500 raised for his charities. Guests received a three course meal and were entertained by Michael Bublé tribute act Steve Maitland. The cost of staging the gala dinner was met by sponsorship from Lamwell Motor Company in Ferndown and a second company who did not wish to be publicised as sponsors.